Aim: To analyze the treatment outcome of radiotherapy for localized primary ocular adnexal mucosa-associated lymphoid tissue lymphoma (POAML) and evaluate the prognostic effect of the American Joint Committee on Cancer (AJCC) tumor-node-metastasis (TNM) clinical staging system for POAML. Patients and Methods: Seventy-three patients with Ann Arbor stage IE POAML who were treated with radiotherapy alone were analyzed. T-Factor based on the AJCC staging system was T1 in 28, T2 in 33 and T3 in 12 patients. Results: Out of nine patients with relapse, six had distant and three had contralateral ocular adnexal relapse. One patient died of lymphoma progression. The 5-year local control and progression-free survival (PFS) rates were 100% and 81.5%, respectively. T-Factor was not significantly associated with PFS. Conclusion: Radiotherapy achieved excellent local control and survival rates for stage IE POAML. The AJCC TNM clinical staging system was not significantly predictive for PFS of stage IE POAML.
|Number of pages||7|
|Publication status||Published - Jun 1 2015|
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Cancer Research