(1) Background: Periorificial face cancer (PFC), defined as both squamous cell carcinoma (SCC) and basal cell carcinoma (BCC) arising around the eyelids, the nose vestibule and the lips, has very high incidence rates worldwide. The aim of our retrospective analysis, focusing on local control (LC) and patients’ degree of satisfaction with the cosmetic outcome, is to present the results of a single institutional series of patients affected by PFC and treated by interventional radiotherapy (brachytherapy–IRT). (2) Methods: We retrospectively evaluated patients affected by PFC who were treated at our Interventional Oncology Center (IOC) with interstitial IRT from 2012 to 2021 with doses and volumes specific for each subsite considered. (3) Results: We report the results of 40 patients affected by PFC and treated by HDR interstitial IRT. The median follow-up was 24 months. The actuarial 3-year LC was 94%. Regarding patients’ satisfaction, we found that 93% of patients were satisfied and only 7% of patients were not completely satisfied with the final cosmetic result. (4) Conclusions: Interstitial HDR IRT could be an effective therapeutic option providing adequate disease control and preventing potentially disfiguring surgical approaches. More numerous and standardized studies are warranted to confirm the available evidence.

Tagliaferri, L., Giarrizzo, I., Fionda, B., Rigante, M., Pagliara, M. M., Casa, C., Parrilla, C., Lancellotta, V., Placidi, E., Salvati, A., Macchia, G., Gentileschi, S., Blasi, M. A., Morganti, A. G., Bussu, F., Peris, K., Paludetti, G., Valentini, V., ORIFICE (Interventional Radiotherapy for Face Aesthetic Preservation) Study: Results of Interdisciplinary Assessment of Interstitial Interventional Radiotherapy (Brachytherapy) for Periorificial Face Cancer, <<JOURNAL OF PERSONALIZED MEDICINE>>, 2022; 12 (7): 1038-N/A. [doi:10.3390/jpm12071038] [https://hdl.handle.net/10807/229074]

ORIFICE (Interventional Radiotherapy for Face Aesthetic Preservation) Study: Results of Interdisciplinary Assessment of Interstitial Interventional Radiotherapy (Brachytherapy) for Periorificial Face Cancer

Tagliaferri, Luca;Fionda, Bruno;Rigante, Mario;Pagliara, Monica Maria;Parrilla, Claudio;Lancellotta, Valentina;Placidi, Elisa;Salvati, Alessandra;Macchia, Gabriella;Gentileschi, Stefano;Blasi, Maria Antonietta;Morganti, Alessio Giuseppe;Bussu, Francesco;Peris, Ketty;Paludetti, Gaetano;Valentini, Vincenzo
2022

Abstract

(1) Background: Periorificial face cancer (PFC), defined as both squamous cell carcinoma (SCC) and basal cell carcinoma (BCC) arising around the eyelids, the nose vestibule and the lips, has very high incidence rates worldwide. The aim of our retrospective analysis, focusing on local control (LC) and patients’ degree of satisfaction with the cosmetic outcome, is to present the results of a single institutional series of patients affected by PFC and treated by interventional radiotherapy (brachytherapy–IRT). (2) Methods: We retrospectively evaluated patients affected by PFC who were treated at our Interventional Oncology Center (IOC) with interstitial IRT from 2012 to 2021 with doses and volumes specific for each subsite considered. (3) Results: We report the results of 40 patients affected by PFC and treated by HDR interstitial IRT. The median follow-up was 24 months. The actuarial 3-year LC was 94%. Regarding patients’ satisfaction, we found that 93% of patients were satisfied and only 7% of patients were not completely satisfied with the final cosmetic result. (4) Conclusions: Interstitial HDR IRT could be an effective therapeutic option providing adequate disease control and preventing potentially disfiguring surgical approaches. More numerous and standardized studies are warranted to confirm the available evidence.
2022
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Tagliaferri, L., Giarrizzo, I., Fionda, B., Rigante, M., Pagliara, M. M., Casa, C., Parrilla, C., Lancellotta, V., Placidi, E., Salvati, A., Macchia, G., Gentileschi, S., Blasi, M. A., Morganti, A. G., Bussu, F., Peris, K., Paludetti, G., Valentini, V., ORIFICE (Interventional Radiotherapy for Face Aesthetic Preservation) Study: Results of Interdisciplinary Assessment of Interstitial Interventional Radiotherapy (Brachytherapy) for Periorificial Face Cancer, <<JOURNAL OF PERSONALIZED MEDICINE>>, 2022; 12 (7): 1038-N/A. [doi:10.3390/jpm12071038] [https://hdl.handle.net/10807/229074]
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