For cats whose tumors were not completely resected, local recurrence
The medical records were reviewed for clinicopathologic data, including patient demographics, presenting symptoms, tumor size, local recurrence
, distant metastasis, and treatment(s).
Exclusively, liver metastasis, pulmonary metastasis, and local recurrence
are known to be likely to result in improved prognosis with surgical resection.
During the additional five years following surgery, noted Dr McCormick, "there was a slight creeping up of local recurrence
rate." For those who received WBRT, the rate increased by just under 1 per cent, bringing it to nearly 3 per cent post-surgery.
The University of Pennsylvania data he presented showed that melanomas of the head and neck were significantly more likely to be large in size, to be poorly defined, and to have other high-risk features for local recurrence
than were the BCCs and SCCs.
Although it is common to see local recurrence
following excision, this tumor rarely metastasizes.
Overall, there were only 6 patients (n= 62) who presented with local recurrence
. Among them 5 were from the younger age group (<40 years).
An actuarial analysis of a set of 172 renal cell carcinomas without initial metastatic disease projected a 7-year rate of local recurrence
of only approximately 5%.
Surgical removal with wide margins is recommended for this tumor as there is a high rate of local recurrence
and silent malignant transformation.10 So, follow-up of the patients is essential.
(1-6) Local recurrence
after excision has been described in up to 50% of cases, and metastases in up to 60% of cases.
It is histologically benign but has a high rate of local recurrence
(1) and can originate from musculoaponeurotic structures in any part of the body.
Thus, we aimed to compare cold steel and C[O.sub.2] laser regarding the associated oncological outcome and survival and also to determine the relevance of surgical margins and local recurrence
in the treatment of early glottic cancer.