Volume 57, Issue 3 (8 1999)                   Tehran Univ Med J 1999, 57(3): 41-47 | Back to browse issues page

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Approximately 15% of sogt-tissue sarcomas occur in head neck area and sarcma should be considered in the differential diagnosis of any tumor mass in this anatomic region, especially in younger patient. This was a retrospective study that reviewed all head and neck sarcoma cases registered at Imam Khomeini Hospital and Cancer Institute during the period 1987-1996. Using medical records, relevant informations including demographic, medical and risk factors were collected. Analysis of data on 40 eligible cases revealed, age range of 31-40, yearsmale sex and residence in cities as risk factors. Osteosarcoma was the most frequent pathology and painless mass was the most frequent sign in all histologic subtypes. In 80% of cases the tumors were primary and in 42.5% the disease recurred after treatment.
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