| ORIGINAL ARTICLE
|Year : 2019 | Volume
| Issue : 5 | Page : 1266--1273
Intracranial Meningeal Hemangiopericytomas: An Analysis of Factors Affecting Outcome in 39 Cases Managed with Multimodality Treatment
Amandeep Kumar1, Vivek Shete1, Manmohan Singh1, Guru D Satyarthee1, Deepak Agrawal1, Pankaj K Singh1, Mehar C Sharma2, Poodipedi Sarat Chandra1, Rajinder K Laythalling1, Ashish Suri1, Shashank S Kale1
1 Department of Neurosurgery, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi, India
2 Department of Neuropathology, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi, India
Aim: To retrospectively evaluate the outcome of patients with intracranial meningeal hemangiopericytomas (MHPCs) and to analyze various factors for recurrence and survival in these patients.
Materials and Methods: We retrospectively reviewed the clinical data of 39 patients undergoing microsurgical resection for MHPCs at our institute from 2009 to 2015.
Results: Gross total excision (GTE) was achieved in 27 (69.2%) patients, whereas 12 (30.8%) underwent subtotal excision (STE). A total of 25 patients received radiotherapy (RT) (Conventional RT-15; GKT-10), 21 patients had a low grade tumor, while 18 had an anaplastic variant. Twenty patients (51.3%) developed recurrences and the average recurrence-free survival (RFS) was 56 months (range: 12–180 months). Eight patients (20.5%) died during the study period. The average overall survival (OS) was 77.2 months (range: 36–192 months). Two patients (5.1%) developed systemic metastases during follow-up. Patient age was not found to affect RFS or OS. GTE was associated with prolonged RFS and OS but the impact was not statistically significant (P-values = 0.160 and 0.414, respectively). Low tumor grade was associated with statistically significant longer RFS as well as OS (P-values = 0.049 and 0.013, respectively). Addition of adjuvant RT was associated with statistically significant prolongation of RFS (P value = 0.016); however, it was not associated with statistically significant OS benefits (P-value = 0.758).
Conclusions: Our study suggests that a greater extent of excision, lower tumor grade, and addition of adjuvant RT have a positive impact on both RFS and OS; however, low grade and adjuvant RT were the only factors associated with statistically significant prolongation of RFS and only tumor grade was associated with statistically significant OS benefits.
Dr. Amandeep Kumar
Department of Neurosurgery, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi - 110 029
Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None
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