Temporal Galeofascial Flap for Reconstruction After Transmaxillary Approaches to the Clival Region.
- 作者列表："Gagliardi F","Boari N","Piloni M","Bailo M","Caputy AJ","Mortini P
BACKGROUND:A paramount concern after transmaxillary approaches has been skull base reconstruction. Regional pedicled flaps represent the best reconstructive option. We have described a technique to harvest a lateral-based multilayered vascularized flap for skull base reconstruction after resection of large tumors using the transmaxillary transpterygoid approach (TMTPA). METHODS:We performed a cadaver study using the TMTPA to harvest the combined temporal galeofascial flap (CTGF). The first layer, with major sealing capabilities, is composed by a temporoparietal galeal-pericranial flap. The second layer is composed by temporal muscle fascia to provide mechanical support for flap dural engrafting. RESULTS:The CTGF provides excellent coverage of both the clival dural lining and the ipsilateral pterygopalatine fossa structures (×1.6). The CTGF is pliable and easy to harvest. It offers great flexibility in flap content and design, providing a large quantity of vascularized tissue. The vascular pedicle derives from the superficial temporal vessels, which can ensure flap trophism. CONCLUSIONS:CTGF represents an effective option as a regional multilayered pedicled flap for skull base reconstruction after resection of clival tumors using the TMTPA. The flap pedicle, owing to its anatomical location, will often be preserved even after repeated microsurgical or endoscopic procedures, providing a technical alternative for reconstruction even in patients who have undergone multiple surgeries with low residual availability of regional flaps.
背景: 经上颌入路后最关注的问题是颅底重建。区域带蒂皮瓣代表了最佳的重建选择。我们已经描述了一种技术，在使用经上颌移位入路 (TMTPA) 切除大肿瘤后收获基于侧方的多层血管蒂皮瓣进行颅底重建。 方法: 我们用ttpa进行尸体研究，收获联合颞侧筋膜瓣 (CTGF)。第一层，具有主要的封闭能力，由颞顶骨-颅周皮瓣组成。第二层由颞肌筋膜组成，为皮瓣硬脑膜包裹提供机械支持。 结果: CTGF对斜坡硬膜衬里和同侧翼腭窝结构均有良好的覆盖 (× 1.6)。CTGF柔韧，易于收获。它在皮瓣内容和设计方面提供了很大的灵活性，提供了大量的血管化组织。血管蒂来源于颞浅血管，可保证皮瓣滋养。 结论: CTGF是使用TMTPA切除斜坡肿瘤后颅底重建的区域多层带蒂皮瓣的有效选择。皮瓣蒂，由于其解剖位置，即使经过反复的显微外科或内窥镜手术，也往往会被保留下来，即使在接受过多次手术且区域皮瓣残余可用性低的患者中，也为重建提供了技术替代方案。
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.
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.
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.