The Palliative Radiotherapy of Classic Kaposi's Sarcoma of Foot Region: Retrospective Evaluation


AKMANSU M. , Goksel F., ERPOLAT Ö. P. , Unsal D., KARAHACIOĞLU E. , BORA H.

UHOD-ULUSLARARASI HEMATOLOJI-ONKOLOJI DERGISI, vol.21, no.3, pp.147-152, 2011 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 21 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 2011
  • Doi Number: 10.4999/uhod.09157
  • Title of Journal : UHOD-ULUSLARARASI HEMATOLOJI-ONKOLOJI DERGISI
  • Page Numbers: pp.147-152

Abstract

The life quality of the patients with classic Kaposi's sarcoma exit in the foot region (toes, dorsum pedis, plantar pedis and region calcaneus) were impaired due to the walking or the pain while wearing shoes. The widely used radiotherapy in this patient group is applied with different doses and fractionation schemes. The data is limited for evaluating response and toxicity of radiation to optimized radiotherapy techniques of foot' CKS. The aim of the study was to assess the effectiveness and safety of RT for these patients. Thirty-one therapy areas of 15 patients with histological confirmed Kaposi's sarcoma in the foot region and treated between 1999 and 2005 were evaluated retrospectively. The male/female ratio was 2.75/1 and the median age was 63 years of age. The most frequently used radiotherapy scheme was 3000cGy in 10 fractions.