Radiotherapy-Related Dural Sarcoma and Its Management: Case Report
Received Date : 02 Jun 2020
Accepted Date : 24 Nov 2020
Available Online : 11 Dec 2020
Doi: 10.37047/jos.2020-76458 - Article's Language: EN
J Oncol Sci. 2020;6(3):179-82
This is an open access article under the CC BY-NC-ND license
Sarcomas are malignant neoplasms that arise from mesenchymal tissues. Sarcomas of the meninges may originate primarily from mesenchymal cells or may be metastases of extracranial soft tissue sarcomas. Radiotherapy (RT)-related dural sarcomas are extremely rare, and the prognosis of RT-related sarcoma patients is worse than that of primary sarcoma. There is no consensus about the management of these very rare, malignant neoplasms. The authors herein report a patient with dural sarcoma and its management. Although the main treatment is surgery, re-irradiation, conventional chemotherapeutics, and targeted therapies are other options. Long term side effects of treatments should always be kept in mind and treatment decisions should be made accordingly.
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