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Bone resection for facial cutaneous malignancies.

Journal Article


Abstract


  • Background and objectives

    The aim of this study is to analyze the clinical outcomes of patients who underwent bone resection for cutaneous malignancy of the face and scalp.

    Methods

    We retrospectively collected patient data from 62 patients who underwent bone resection for craniofacial cutaneous malignancy of the face and scalp over the last 10 years. We investigated risk factors for disease progression and assessed the utility of pre-operative imaging to predict bone, dura, and brain infiltration.

    Results

    Out of all factors analyzed, brain invasion, surgical margin involvement, and dural margin involvement were found to significantly reduce survival. CT and MRI correctly predicted bone infiltration in 88% and 89% of cases. MRI correctly predicted dura invasion in 89% but grossly underestimated the amount of dural invasion in 23% of reports.

    Conclusions

    Our data indicate that the resection of bone is a reasonable surgical option in the treatment of patients with advanced cutaneous malignancies of the face and scalp. Brain invasion and positive margins reduced the probability of survival.

Publication Date


  • 2017

Citation


  • Brunner, M., Ch'ng, S., Shannon, K., Clifford, A., Ashford, B., Elliott, M., & Clark, J. R. (2017). Bone resection for facial cutaneous malignancies.. Journal of surgical oncology, 116(4), 545-549. doi:10.1002/jso.24693

Web Of Science Accession Number


Start Page


  • 545

End Page


  • 549

Volume


  • 116

Issue


  • 4

Abstract


  • Background and objectives

    The aim of this study is to analyze the clinical outcomes of patients who underwent bone resection for cutaneous malignancy of the face and scalp.

    Methods

    We retrospectively collected patient data from 62 patients who underwent bone resection for craniofacial cutaneous malignancy of the face and scalp over the last 10 years. We investigated risk factors for disease progression and assessed the utility of pre-operative imaging to predict bone, dura, and brain infiltration.

    Results

    Out of all factors analyzed, brain invasion, surgical margin involvement, and dural margin involvement were found to significantly reduce survival. CT and MRI correctly predicted bone infiltration in 88% and 89% of cases. MRI correctly predicted dura invasion in 89% but grossly underestimated the amount of dural invasion in 23% of reports.

    Conclusions

    Our data indicate that the resection of bone is a reasonable surgical option in the treatment of patients with advanced cutaneous malignancies of the face and scalp. Brain invasion and positive margins reduced the probability of survival.

Publication Date


  • 2017

Citation


  • Brunner, M., Ch'ng, S., Shannon, K., Clifford, A., Ashford, B., Elliott, M., & Clark, J. R. (2017). Bone resection for facial cutaneous malignancies.. Journal of surgical oncology, 116(4), 545-549. doi:10.1002/jso.24693

Web Of Science Accession Number


Start Page


  • 545

End Page


  • 549

Volume


  • 116

Issue


  • 4