Editor's Note: This Manuscript was accepted for publication April 8, 2008.
Follicular Dendritic Cell Sarcoma of the Head and Neck: Case Report and Literature Review†
Article first published online: 2 JAN 2009
Copyright © 2008 The Triological Society
Volume 118, Issue 9, pages 1607–1612, September 2008
How to Cite
Chera, B. S., Orlando, C., Villaret, D. B. and Mendenhall, W. M. (2008), Follicular Dendritic Cell Sarcoma of the Head and Neck: Case Report and Literature Review. The Laryngoscope, 118: 1607–1612. doi: 10.1097/MLG.0b013e31817aec58
- Issue published online: 2 JAN 2009
- Article first published online: 2 JAN 2009
- Head and neck;
- follicular dendritic cell sarcoma
Objectives/Hypothesis: This article presents a case of a patient with follicular dendritic cell sarcoma (FDS), a rare neoplasm usually of the head and neck, and reviews the literature.
Study Design: Literature review.
Methods: A MEDLINE literature search was performed and the literature was reviewed.
Results: Our patient presented with an FDS that had been excised from the upper neck and recurred in a level V node. He was treated with neck dissection and postoperative irradiation and remains disease free 5.25 years after salvage treatment. The literature search yielded 67 case reports on FDS of the head and/or neck. Most patients were treated with surgery (94%). Twenty-eight percent of patients received adjuvant radiotherapy; 18% received adjuvant chemotherapy. Fifty percent of patients were alive with no evidence of disease at last follow-up; 9% died from disease.
Conclusions: We currently treat head and neck FDS with wide resection and postoperative radiotherapy.