Application of helical tomotherapy for the treatment of a right atrium angiosarcoma: A case report

Davide Franceschini, Vieri Scotti, Gabriele Simontacchi, Icro Meattini, Fabiola Paiar, Daniela Greto, Pierluigi Bonomo, Ciro Franzese, Vanessa Di Cataldo, Stefania Pallotta, Giampaolo Biti

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Abstract

We report the case of a 48-year-old woman affected by inoperable primary angiosarcoma of the right atrium who was treated with 4 cycles of induction chemotherapy and radical radiotherapy. We present the application and the result of helical tomotherapy for this patient. We also describe the technical aspects of the simulation, planning, setup and delivery of radiotherapy. At 16 months after the diagnosis the patient is still in good condition without any symptoms and with a partial response of the lesion. This case shows the feasibility of treatment with high doses of radiation for a primary unresectable cardiac sarcoma.

Original languageEnglish
JournalTumori
Volume99
Issue number5
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Sep 2013

Keywords

  • Angiosarcoma
  • Chemotherapy
  • Radiation therapy
  • Tomotherapy

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Cancer Research
  • Oncology

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