Introduction: A meningeal solitary fibrous tumor (SFT), also called hemangiopericytoma, is a rare mesenchymal malignancy. Due to anatomic constrains, even after macroscopic complete surgery with curative intent, the local relapse risk is still relatively high, thus increasing the risk of dedifferentiation and metastatic spread. This study aims to better define the role of postoperative radiotherapy (RT) in meningeal SFTs. Patients and methods: A retrospective study was performed across seven sarcoma centers. Clinical information was retrieved from all adult patients with meningeal primary localized SFT treated between 1990 and 2018 with surgery alone (S) compared to those that also received postoperative RT (S + RT). Differences in treatment characteristics between subgroups were tested using independent samples t-test for continuous variables and chi-square tests for proportions. Local control (LC) and overall survival (OS) rates were calculated as time from start of treatment until progression or death from any cause. LC and OS in groups receiving S or S + RT were compared using Kaplan–Meier survival curves. Results: Among a total of 48 patients, 7 (15%) underwent S and 41 (85%) underwent S + RT. Median FU was 65 months. LC was significantly associated with treatment. LC after S at 60 months was 60% versus 90% after S + RT (p = 0.052). Furthermore, R1 resection status was significantly associated with worse LC (HR 4.08, p = 0.038). OS was predominantly associated with the mitotic count (HR 3.10, p = 0.011). Conclusion: This retrospective study, investigating postoperative RT in primary localized meningeal SFT patients, suggests that combining RT to surgery in the management of this patient population may reduce the risk for local failures.

Haas, R. L., Walraven, I., Lecointe-Artzner, E., Van Houdt, W. J., Scholten, A. N., Strauss, D., Schrage, Y., Hayes, A. J., Raut, C. P., Fairweather, M., Baldini, E. H., Gronchi, A., De Rosa, L., Griffin, A. M., Ferguson, P. C., Wunder, J., Van De Sande, M. A. J., Krol, A. D. G., Skoczylas, J., Brandsma, D., Doglietto, F., Sangalli, C., Stacchiotti, S., Management of meningeal solitary fibrous tumors/hemangiopericytoma; surgery alone or surgery plus postoperative radiotherapy?, <<ACTA ONCOLOGICA>>, -; 60 (1): 35-41. [doi:10.1080/0284186X.2020.1826574] [https://hdl.handle.net/10807/230245]

Management of meningeal solitary fibrous tumors/hemangiopericytoma; surgery alone or surgery plus postoperative radiotherapy?

Doglietto, Francesco;
2021

Abstract

Introduction: A meningeal solitary fibrous tumor (SFT), also called hemangiopericytoma, is a rare mesenchymal malignancy. Due to anatomic constrains, even after macroscopic complete surgery with curative intent, the local relapse risk is still relatively high, thus increasing the risk of dedifferentiation and metastatic spread. This study aims to better define the role of postoperative radiotherapy (RT) in meningeal SFTs. Patients and methods: A retrospective study was performed across seven sarcoma centers. Clinical information was retrieved from all adult patients with meningeal primary localized SFT treated between 1990 and 2018 with surgery alone (S) compared to those that also received postoperative RT (S + RT). Differences in treatment characteristics between subgroups were tested using independent samples t-test for continuous variables and chi-square tests for proportions. Local control (LC) and overall survival (OS) rates were calculated as time from start of treatment until progression or death from any cause. LC and OS in groups receiving S or S + RT were compared using Kaplan–Meier survival curves. Results: Among a total of 48 patients, 7 (15%) underwent S and 41 (85%) underwent S + RT. Median FU was 65 months. LC was significantly associated with treatment. LC after S at 60 months was 60% versus 90% after S + RT (p = 0.052). Furthermore, R1 resection status was significantly associated with worse LC (HR 4.08, p = 0.038). OS was predominantly associated with the mitotic count (HR 3.10, p = 0.011). Conclusion: This retrospective study, investigating postoperative RT in primary localized meningeal SFT patients, suggests that combining RT to surgery in the management of this patient population may reduce the risk for local failures.
2021
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Haas, R. L., Walraven, I., Lecointe-Artzner, E., Van Houdt, W. J., Scholten, A. N., Strauss, D., Schrage, Y., Hayes, A. J., Raut, C. P., Fairweather, M., Baldini, E. H., Gronchi, A., De Rosa, L., Griffin, A. M., Ferguson, P. C., Wunder, J., Van De Sande, M. A. J., Krol, A. D. G., Skoczylas, J., Brandsma, D., Doglietto, F., Sangalli, C., Stacchiotti, S., Management of meningeal solitary fibrous tumors/hemangiopericytoma; surgery alone or surgery plus postoperative radiotherapy?, <<ACTA ONCOLOGICA>>, -; 60 (1): 35-41. [doi:10.1080/0284186X.2020.1826574] [https://hdl.handle.net/10807/230245]
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