Predictors of ocular surface squamous neoplasia recurrence after excisional surgery.
ABSTRACT To identify predictors of ocular surface squamous neoplasm (OSSN) recurrence after operative resection.
Retrospective case series.
Three hundred eighty-nine consecutive patients who underwent excisional biopsy for OSSN lesions at the Bascom Palmer Eye Institute from January 1, 2001, to September 20, 2010.
Review of pathology records and patient charts.
Identification of factors predictive of OSSN recurrence.
Of 389 excised OSSN lesions, 44 recurred during follow-up. The 1-year recurrence rate was 10% and the 5-year recurrence rate was 21%, with a mean time to recurrence in those with a recurrence of 2.5 years (standard deviation, 3.4). Using the American Joint Committee on Cancer (AJCC) clinical staging system, T3 and T2 lesions portended a higher risk of recurrence compared with T1 (T2/T1 hazard ratio [HR], 2.05 [P = 0.04]; T3/T1 HR, 2.31 [P = 0.07]). In addition, a location characteristic that increased the risk of tumor recurrence was tarsal involvement (AJCC T3 stage lesion; HR, 4.12; P = 0.007). Nasal location was associated with a decreased risk of tumor recurrence (HR, 0.41; P = 0.008). Pathologic characteristics significantly associated with tumor recurrence were the presence of positive margins (HR, 2.73; P = 0.008) and higher grade lesions (carcinoma in situ and squamous cell carcinoma versus dysplasia; HR, 2.55; P = 0.02). Treatment with adjuvant cryotherapy significantly decreased the risk of tumor recurrence (HR, 0.51; P = 0.03). In those patients with positive margins, the use of postoperative topical interferon therapy lowered the recurrence rate to a level similar to that of patients with negative margins.
Certain patient and tumor factors are associated with a higher risk of OSSN recurrence after operative excision, such as tarsal tumor location and positive surgical margins. Postoperative adjuvant therapy should be considered in patients with high-risk OSSN characteristics.
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ABSTRACT: To report the outcome of patients with conjunctival squamous cell neoplasia (CSCN)-including conjunctival squamous cell carcinoma (SCC), conjunctival squamous intraepithelial neoplasia (C-SIN) and carcinoma in situ (CIS)-treated at the Liverpool Ocular Oncology Centre (LOOC).11/2014;
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ABSTRACT: Background To evaluate the outcome of surgical management of advanced squamous cell carcinoma (SCC) of the conjunctiva (American Joint Committee Cancer-classification >III) and the rate of recurrences after treatment during follow-up. Second, to investigate the incidence of orbital exenteration during follow-up.Methods Thirty-eight cases with SCC >grade T3 AJCC were retrospectively analysed at a University Eye Hospital Munich. Tumour stage, type of treatment, follow-up time, risk factors and-if present-recurrence were documented.ResultsThe mean follow-up was 24.2 months (22.3-71 months). The most frequent surgical procedure was local tumour excision (n=25 patients, 71%). Orbital exenteration was performed in 10 patients (28%). Twenty patients (57%) did not show a progressive disease during follow-up. Of the patients with primary local excision, 13 (52%) had recurrence. Average time to recurrence for all treated patients was 24 months in the mean (minimum 4 months, maximum 68 months, SD, 22). Patients following orbital exenteration had recurrence of disease in 20% (n=2). None of the patients with primarily local tumour excision required an orbital exenteration.Conclusion Advanced-stage SCC can be treated surgically. An extensive surgical approach is sometimes inevitable. Patients with surgical excision of advanced-stage disease should be reviewed closely as recurrences may occur and even after more than 5 years. However, on early detection, most of these recurrences can be handled by local excision.Eye advance online publication, 23 May 2014; doi:10.1038/eye.2014.79.Eye (London, England) 05/2014; · 1.97 Impact Factor