Revista Cubana de Cirugía
versão On-line ISSN 1561-2945
GALVEZ CHAVEZ, Julio César; SANCHEZ WALS, Lenia; MONZON FERNANDEZ, Abel Nicolás e MORALES TIRADO, Roxana. Tumor relapse present in oncologic nasal repair. Rev Cubana Cir [online]. 2009, vol.48, n.3, pp. 0-0. ISSN 1561-2945.
INTRODUCTION: Tumor relapse is one of the more fearsome complications of the oncologic course and also to obscure the life prognosis, causing the loss of many reconstructions and of exhausting the repairing surgical possibilities. The aim of this study was to determine the relapse frequency, the repercussion on the repair and the subsequent medical course of patients operated on malign nasal tumors. METHODS: We made a retrospective and descriptive study in 20 patients operated on malign nasal tumors with immediate repair using frontal flap. Patients came from National Institute of Oncology and Radiobiology (NIOR), where they were seen from 2002 and 2007. RESULTS: There were two relapses in 5 patients (25% of total), and the 80% of these were an epidermoid carcinoma. All patients with relapse lost the repaired tissues and received radiotherapy. Only it was possible to repair the defect in one of the patients; two of remained deceased, and were alive, without tumor relapse but without possibilities of repair. CONCLUSIONS: Considering the relapse frequency of nasal epidermoid carcinomas and of its repercussions when the Mhos histography technique is not available, it is advisable to delay the nasal repair until will be possible to confirm completely the histology of tumor exeresis.
Palavras-chave : Nasal repair; tumor relapse.