Recurrent primary cutaneous leiomyosarcoma successfully treated with radiotherapy

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Abstract

Primary cutaneous leiomyosarcoma is a rare neoplasm; its therapeutic management appears difficult, since the high rate of local relapse and of metastasizing of the dermohypodermic forms. Radiotherapy is not indicated as exclusive therapeutic mean. Herein reported is one case of dermohypodermic primary cutaneous leiomyosarcoma of the scalp relapsing after 4 surgical excisions, and treated by orthovoltage radiotherapy, even considering the old age of the patient and his poor general health condition. A remission was obtained, that persists after 17 months from the end of treatment.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)17-22
Number of pages6
JournalSkin Cancer
Volume17
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2002

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Leiomyosarcoma
Radiotherapy
Skin
Scalp
Therapeutics
Recurrence
Health
Neoplasms

Keywords

  • Primary cutaneous leiomyosarcoma
  • Radiotherapy

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Dermatology
  • Oncology

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