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A Comparative Study Between Traditional Microscopic Surgeries and Endoscopic Endonasal Surgery for Skull Base Chordomas.


  • 影响因子:1.52
  • DOI:10.1016/j.wneu.2019.11.113
  • 作者列表:"Yumiko Oishi","Tamura R","Takahashi S","Morimoto Y","Sato M","Horikoshi T","Hassaan S","Yoshida K","Toda M
  • 发表时间:2020-02-01

BACKGROUND:Skull base chordomas (SBCs) are rare clinically aggressive neoplasms, developing local recurrences after surgical resection. Although SBCs have traditionally been resected by craniotomy or microscopic transsphenoidal surgery (TSS), the recent development of the endoscopic endonasal approach (EEA) has revolutionized treatment strategies through minimally invasive techniques. This study aimed to evaluate clinical outcomes after traditional microsurgeries or EEAs for SBCs. METHODS:The present retrospective study investigated 66 patients with primary SBCs who underwent surgery between 1977 and 2019. Resection was performed via EEA in 17 cases, craniotomy in 23, transoral approach in 8, TSS in 12, staged surgery in 4, and others in 2. The median follow-up period for progression-free survival (PFS) was 19.5 months. RESULTS:There were no significant differences in preoperative tumor volume or resection rate among these approaches. The incidence of postoperative cranial nerve palsy was significantly lower in EEA than that in craniotomy (P < 0.05). Although total resection was observed in 4 cases of EEA expanding into the superior and inferior part of the clivus, no cases of transoral approach or TSS achieved total resection for both parts. No significant difference in PFS was found among these approaches. Multivariate analysis showed that being female and the absence of radiotherapy were significantly associated with shorter PFS (P < 0.05 and P < 0.001, respectively). The resection rate was not associated with PFS. CONCLUSIONS:EEA is a less invasive surgical approach for SBCs. The development of surgical instruments and postoperative radiotherapy will further improve patients' outcomes.


背景: 颅base脊索瘤 (SBCs) 是临床上罕见的侵袭性肿瘤,手术切除后局部复发。虽然SBCs传统上通过开颅手术或显微镜下经鼻蝶手术 (TSS) 切除,但内镜下经鼻入路 (EEA) 的最新发展通过微创技术彻底改变了治疗策略。本研究旨在评估传统显微手术或EEAs治疗SBCs后的临床结局。 方法: 本回顾性研究调查了 1977 年至 2019 年间接受手术治疗的 66 例原发性sbc患者。经EEA切除 17 例,开颅 2 3 例,经口入路 8 例,TSS 12 2 例,分期手术 4 例,其他 2 例。中位随访无进展生存期 (PFS) 为 19.5 个月。 结果: 两种手术入路的术前肿瘤体积和手术切除率无显著差异。术后颅神经麻痹发生率EEA明显低于开颅手术 (P <0.05)。虽然在 4 例EEA中观察到全切扩大到斜坡上、下段,但经口入路或TSS均未达到两部分全切。在这些方法中没有发现PFS的显著差异。多因素分析显示,女性和无放疗与较短的PFS显著相关 (分别为P <0.05 和P <0.001)。手术切除率与PFS无关。 结论: EEA是治疗SBCs的一种创伤较小的手术方式。手术器械的开发和术后放疗将进一步改善患者的结局。



作者列表:["Tran S","Puric E","Walser M","Poel R","Datta NR","Heuberger J","Pica A","Marder D","Lomax N","Bolsi A","Morach P","Bachtiary B","Seddon BM","Schneider R","Bodis S","Weber DC"]

METHODS:OBJECTIVE:Large inoperable sacral chordomas show unsatisfactory local control rates even when treated with high dose proton therapy (PT). The aim of this study is assessing feasibility and reporting early results of patients treated with PT and concomitant hyperthermia (HT). METHODS: :Patients had histologically proven unresectable sacral chordomas and received 70 Gy (relative biological effectiveness) in 2.5 Gy fractions with concomitant weekly HT. Toxicity was assessed according to CTCAE_v4. A volumetric tumor response analysis was performed. RESULTS: :Five patients were treated with the combined approach. Median baseline tumor volume was 735 cc (range, 369-1142). All patients completed PT and received a median of 5 HT sessions (range, 2-6). Median follow-up was 18 months (range, 9-26). The volumetric analysis showed an objective response of all tumors (median shrinkage 46%; range, 9-72). All patients experienced acute Grade 2-3 local pain. One patient presented with a late Grade 3 iliac fracture. CONCLUSION:Combining PT and HT in large inoperable sacral chordomas is feasible and causes acceptable toxicity. Volumetric analysis shows promising early results, warranting confirmation in the framework of a prospective trial. ADVANCES IN KNOWLEDGE: :This is an encouraging first report of the feasibility and early results of concomitant HT and PT in treating inoperable sacral chordoma.

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作者列表:["Gyori DJ","Bullington SM","Crawford BS","Vernon VP"]

METHODS:BACKGROUND:National guidelines recommend screening and treatment for cancer-related bone disease and continued monitoring of bone-modifying agents. It is unclear whether a standardized screening tool is utilized to identify eligible patients and ensure appropriate supportive care is implemented. The purpose of this study was to evaluate current prescribing practices and optimize management of bone-modifying agents. METHODS:A retrospective chart review was performed to identify patients who received hormone deprivation therapy or had bone metastases through Hematology/Oncology or Urology clinics from 1 November 2016 to 31 October 2017. The primary endpoints of this study were the incidence of completed baseline dual-energy X-ray absorptiometry (DEXA) scan for patients on hormone deprivation therapy and percent of patients started on a bone-modifying agent for the prevention of skeletal-related events secondary to bone metastasis. Secondary endpoints included percent of patients with dental examinations prior to initiation, adequate calcium and vitamin D supplementation, incidence of osteonecrosis of the jaw or flu-like symptoms and education, and percent of bisphosphonate doses appropriately adjusted based on renal function. RESULTS:A total of 375 patients were assessed for baseline DEXA scans and bone-modifying therapy. Of the 226 patients on hormone deprivation therapy, 111 (49%) patients were appropriately screened with a DEXA scan prior to initiation of hormone deprivation therapy. Among the 149 patients with bone metastases, only 94 (63.1%) patients were started on a bone-modifying agent. CONCLUSIONS:Opportunities have been identified to optimize management of patients with cancer-related bone disease. Implementation of standardized tools may increase the rate of appropriate screening and initiation of bone-modifying therapy when warranted.

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作者列表:["Dohzono S","Sasaoka R","Takamatsu K","Hoshino M","Nakamura H"]

METHODS:PURPOSE:Low skeletal muscle mass has been associated with poor prognosis in patients with advanced lung cancer. However, little is known about the relationship between skeletal muscle mass and overall survival in patients with bone metastases from lung cancer. The objective of the present study was to evaluate the prognostic value of low trunk muscle mass in predicting overall survival in these patients. METHODS:The data from 198 patients who were diagnosed with bone metastases from lung cancer from April 2009 to May 2017 were retrospectively reviewed. The areas of the psoas and paravertebral muscles were measured at the level of the third lumbar vertebra on computed tomography scans taken at the time nearest to the diagnosis of bone metastasis. Muscle area was evaluated for male and female cohorts separately using different cutoff points. Cox proportional hazards analysis was performed to evaluate the factors independently associated with overall survival. RESULTS:The overall survival of patients in the lowest quartile for psoas muscle area or paravertebral muscle area was significantly shorter than that of patients above the 25th percentile for muscle area (p < 0.001). Multivariate analyses showed that paravertebral muscle mass (hazard ratio, 1.73; 95% confidence interval, 1.17-2.56; p = 0.006), epidermal growth factor receptor-targeted therapy, and performance status were independent prognostic factors. CONCLUSIONS:Low paravertebral muscle mass was associated with shorter survival, independently of known prognostic factors.

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