Sinonasal undifferentiated carcinoma (SNUC) is a relatively newly described malignancy of the nasal cavity and paranasal sinuses with a reported 25% to 30% risk for distant metastases. We have reported herein the case of a patient who underwent orthotopic liver transplantation (OLT) for hepatic metastases of SNUC. At 13 months follow-up she is alive with no sign of local or distant-site recurrence. Despite the limited follow-up, the present case suggests that a long disease-free survival after primary surgery, absence of local-regional recurrence, and stability of disease after chemotherapy may represent selection criteria to refer patients for OLT. However, continued follow-up and larger series are necessary to test this hypothesis in the long-term and to assess the role of posttransplantation chemotherapy.

Liver transplantation for metastatic sinonasal undifferentiated carcinoma: a case report

DE SIMONE P;CAMPANI, DANIELA;FALCONE, ALFREDO;FILIPPONI, FRANCO
2008

Abstract

Sinonasal undifferentiated carcinoma (SNUC) is a relatively newly described malignancy of the nasal cavity and paranasal sinuses with a reported 25% to 30% risk for distant metastases. We have reported herein the case of a patient who underwent orthotopic liver transplantation (OLT) for hepatic metastases of SNUC. At 13 months follow-up she is alive with no sign of local or distant-site recurrence. Despite the limited follow-up, the present case suggests that a long disease-free survival after primary surgery, absence of local-regional recurrence, and stability of disease after chemotherapy may represent selection criteria to refer patients for OLT. However, continued follow-up and larger series are necessary to test this hypothesis in the long-term and to assess the role of posttransplantation chemotherapy.
DE SIMONE, P; Coletti, L; Campani, Daniela; Falcone, Alfredo; Filipponi, Franco
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