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Chemodectoma of the temporal bone: a comparison of surgical and radiotherapeutic results.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  2832356     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
Between January 1950 and December 1981, 32 patients with chemodectomas of the temporal bone were treated at the University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics. Thirteen patients were treated with surgery alone, 15 with radiation therapy alone, one with preoperative radiation therapy and surgery, and three with surgery and postoperative radiation therapy. In general, the patients treated with radiotherapy alone or combined therapy (radiotherapy group) had more advanced tumors than those treated with surgery alone (surgery group). For the surgery group, the initial local control rate was 46% and the ultimate local control rate 84% following salvage with additional surgery, 31% developed complications, and 78% survived 10 years. For the radiotherapy group, 84% had local tumor control, 11% developed complications, and 77% survived 10 years. These results demonstrate that radiation therapy is an effective treatment modality for chemodectomas of the temporal bone.
M L Wang; D H Hussey; J F Doornbos; A P Vigliotti; B C Wen
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Comparative Study; Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  International journal of radiation oncology, biology, physics     Volume:  14     ISSN:  0360-3016     ISO Abbreviation:  Int. J. Radiat. Oncol. Biol. Phys.     Publication Date:  1988 Apr 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1988-05-12     Completed Date:  1988-05-12     Revised Date:  2006-11-15    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7603616     Medline TA:  Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  643-8     Citation Subset:  IM    
Division of Radiation Oncology, University of Iowa Hospitals and Clinics, Iowa City 52242.
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MeSH Terms
Combined Modality Therapy
Follow-Up Studies
Middle Aged
Neoplasm Staging
Paraganglioma, Extra-Adrenal / pathology,  radiotherapy*,  surgery
Radiotherapy Dosage
Skull Neoplasms / pathology,  radiotherapy*,  surgery
Temporal Bone*

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