Congenital-infantile fibrosarcoma of the foot: avoidance of amputation

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/317074
Title:
Congenital-infantile fibrosarcoma of the foot: avoidance of amputation
Authors:
Nason, GJ; Baker, JF; Seoighe, D; Irvine, AD; Mc Dermott, M; Orr, D; Capra, M; Kelly, PM
Citation:
Nason GF et al.
Publisher:
Irish Medical Journal
Journal:
Irish Medical Journal
Issue Date:
May-2014
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/317074
Abstract:
Congenital-infantile fibrosarcoma is a rare entity with a five year survival rate of over 90%. Surgery is still the most common treatment modality with amputation often necessary. There have been reports supporting the use of neoadjuvant chemotherapy to debulk the tumour in an effort to facilitate limb sparing surgery. We report a case of a newborn who presented with a life threatening haemorrhage from a fibrosarcoma of the foot, successfully treated with Vincristine, Actinomycin and Cyclophosphamide (VAC) chemotherapy alone.
Item Type:
Article
Language:
en
Keywords:
NEONATE; CANCER; CHEMOTHERAPY
Local subject classification:
AMPUTATION

Full metadata record

DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorNason, GJen_GB
dc.contributor.authorBaker, JFen_GB
dc.contributor.authorSeoighe, Den_GB
dc.contributor.authorIrvine, ADen_GB
dc.contributor.authorMc Dermott, Men_GB
dc.contributor.authorOrr, Den_GB
dc.contributor.authorCapra, Men_GB
dc.contributor.authorKelly, PMen_GB
dc.date.accessioned2014-05-16T11:47:28Z-
dc.date.available2014-05-16T11:47:28Z-
dc.date.issued2014-05-
dc.identifier.citationNason GF et al.en_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10147/317074-
dc.description.abstractCongenital-infantile fibrosarcoma is a rare entity with a five year survival rate of over 90%. Surgery is still the most common treatment modality with amputation often necessary. There have been reports supporting the use of neoadjuvant chemotherapy to debulk the tumour in an effort to facilitate limb sparing surgery. We report a case of a newborn who presented with a life threatening haemorrhage from a fibrosarcoma of the foot, successfully treated with Vincristine, Actinomycin and Cyclophosphamide (VAC) chemotherapy alone.en_GB
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherIrish Medical Journalen_GB
dc.subjectNEONATEen_GB
dc.subjectCANCERen_GB
dc.subjectCHEMOTHERAPYen_GB
dc.subject.otherAMPUTATIONen_GB
dc.titleCongenital-infantile fibrosarcoma of the foot: avoidance of amputationen_GB
dc.typeArticleen
dc.identifier.journalIrish Medical Journalen_GB
dc.description.fundingNo fundingen
dc.description.provinceLeinsteren
dc.description.peer-reviewpeer-reviewen
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