Objective: To review the demographics, presentation, treatment, and outcomes of patients with liposarcoma of the head and neck region at a major cancer center, representing the largest review of such patients seen at a single institution reported to date.
Design: Retrospective chart review. Follow-up ranged from 5 months to 21 years.
Setting: Large tertiary comprehensive cancer center.
Patients: Forty charts were reviewed from a search of the institutional tumor registry from 1945-2005 for all patients with a pathological diagnosis of liposarcoma in the head and neck region. Ten patients were excluded due to different pathological diagnoses (lipoma [n=2], atypical lipomatous tumors [n=2]), non–head and neck primary sites (n=2), or insufficient information (n=4).
Davis EC, Ballo MT, Luna MA, Patel SR, Sturgis EM. S086 Liposarcoma of the Head and Neck: Experience at a Major Cancer Center. Arch Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2006;132(8):858. doi:10.1001/archotol.132.8.858-b