Aims and objectives
Describe the imaging features of head and neck soft tissuessarcomas. Identify radiologic signs suggesting malignancy. Emphasize the importance of CT scan and MRI in planning treatment (loco regional extension).
Methods and materials
This study includes medical records of 10patients with soft tissue sarcomas of the head and neck region. Thecases were collected over a period of 7 years from December 2010 to December 2017 and retrospectively reviewed through the Picture Archiving And Communicating System (PACS) of the radiology department of Salah Azaiezinstitute. The search key words were “sarcomas”,
“Metastases”. Two scan and one MRI machines were used. Helical CT scans were performed...
Case No Clinical features 1 Fig. 1 2 3 Age/Sex 41/F 24/F 47/M Clinical presentation Jugal swelling Jugal swelling Visual blur Location of lesion Masseter muscle Masseter muscle Orbit Histological type Synovialosarcoma Rhabdomyosarcoma Fibrosarcoma Treatment Wide surgical exision+chemotherapy Chemotherapy+Radiation therapy Wide surgical exision+Radiation therapy Metastasis No No No Follow-up Duration(months) 6 18 36 Result Increased size of primary tumor Recurrence No recurrence Case No...
Head and neck soft tissue sarcomas are highly aggressive malignant neoplasms that may be fatal if not diagnosed and managed properly. Biopsy with histopathologic proof andradiologic findings following a complete history and physical examination leads to correct diagnosis and successful treatment.
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