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Oral Presentations: American Head and Neck Society
August 2006

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

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).