Odlegle wyniki radioterapii chorych na naczyniakowl�kniaka mlodzie??czego
Author(s): ElÅ¼bieta Pluta, Maria Marczak-ZiÄ?tkiewicz, Bogdan GliÅ?ski
Purpose: To update our experience and to determine the efficacy of radiation therapy for juvenile nasopharyngeal angiofibroma.
Materials and methods: Twelve patients with juvenile nasopharyngeal angiofibroma received radiation therapy between 1974 and 2004. Three patients had a definitive radiotherapy, nine were irradiated postoperatively. A total dose ranged from 30 to 50 Gy. All patients had a six year minimum follow-up (median: 19 years).
Results: Local control (complete and partial regression) after radiotherapy was obtained in 9 patients (75%). The median time to regression was 13 months (range, 4 to 29 months). Late complications included cataracts in 2 patients, and abnormal development of the craniofacial skeleton in 1 patient.
Conclusions: Radiotherapy is an effective treatment for juvenile angiofibroma. Tumor regression occurs slowly over several months.<
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