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N Am J Med Sci. 2011 Jan;3(1):43-5. doi: 10.4297/najms.2011.343.

Radiotherapy on hidradenocarcinoma.

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Department of Radiotherapy, Military Hospital Mohamed V, Rabat, Morocco.

Abstract

CONTEXT:

Clear cell Hidradenocarcinoma is a rare carcinoma arising from sweat glands. It is an aggressive tumor that most metastasizes to regional lymph nodes and distant viscera; surgery with safe margins is the mainstay of treatment.

CASE REPORT:

We report a case of 68-year-old woman who presented with an invasive clear cell hidradenocarcinoma situated in the left parotid area which recurred 5 months after surgery, this recurrence was managed successfully by high-dose irradiation of the tumor bed (66 Gy) and regional lymphatic chains (50 Gy), after a follow-up of more than 15 months, the patient is in good local control without significant toxicity.

CONCLUSION:

POST OPERATIVE RADIOTHERAPY ALLOWS BETTER LOCAL CONTROL AND SHOULD BE MANDATORY WHEN HISTOLOGICAL FEATURES PREDICTIVE OF RECURRENCE ARE PRESENT: positive margins, histology poorly differentiated, perineural invasion, vascular and lymphatic invasion, lymph node involvement, and extracapsular spread.

KEYWORDS:

Hidradenocarcinoma; megavoltage external beam radiotherapy; rare; recurrence; surgery; sweat-gland

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