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Outcome of resection of infratemporal fossa tumors.
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PMID:  23322409     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
BACKGROUND: A variety of tumors arise in or extend to the infratemporal fossa. We investigated the outcome of surgical management of these tumors. METHODS: We conducted a retrospective review of a craniofacial approach to resection of infratemporal fossa tumors from 1992 to 2008 in a cancer center. RESULTS: Forty-three patients underwent resection of a infratemporal fossa tumors (68% men). Median age was 46 years (range, 1-81 years). The most common pathology was sarcoma (13; 30%). Twenty-two tumors (51%) were recurrent. Twenty patients (46%) underwent resection of tumors from the infratemporal fossa, 5 (12%) required resection of the anterior skull base, and 18 (42%) required orbital exenteration, additionally. Thirty-one patients (72%) required reconstruction with free tissue transfer. Twenty-seven patients (62.8%) required further treatment with radiation and/or chemotherapy. Complications occurred in 9 patients (21%). Six patients (14%) underwent salvage operations. Median follow-up was 24 months. Median overall survival and 3-year survival were 40 months and 59.6%. CONCLUSION: Tumors involving the infratemporal fossa can be resected with acceptable morbidity and long-term survival. © 2013 Wiley Periodicals, Inc. Head Neck, 2013.
Babak Givi; Jeffrey Liu; Mark Bilsky; Babak Mehrara; Joseph Disa; Andrea Pusic; Peter Cordeiro; Jatin P Shah; Dennis H Kraus
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Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2013-1-16
Journal Detail:
Title:  Head & neck     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1097-0347     ISO Abbreviation:  Head Neck     Publication Date:  2013 Jan 
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Created Date:  2013-1-16     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8902541     Medline TA:  Head Neck     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
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Copyright © 2013 Wiley Periodicals, Inc.
Department of Otolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery, New York University, New York, NY.
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