Japanese Journal of Radiology

, Volume 37, Issue 6, pp 494–499 | Cite as

Radiation with concomitant superselective intra-arterial cisplatin infusion for maxillary sinus squamous cell carcinoma

  • Takeshi EbaraEmail author
  • Ken Ando
  • Jun Eishima
  • Masami Suzuki
  • Takeshi Kawakami
  • Hiroyuki Horikoshi
  • Yoshio Tamaki
Original Article



To assess the efficacy and prognostic factors after superselective intra-arterial chemoradiation (RADPLAT) for maxillary sinus squamous cell carcinoma (MS-SCC).

Materials and methods

Prognostic significance of age, gender, T and N factors, gross tumor volume of the primary-site (GTV), total cisplatin dosage, and total cisplatin dosage per GTV (CDDP/GTV) for primary-site recurrence-free survival rate (PRFS) were analyzed. RADPLAT was administered to 27 patients. The median follow-up period was 42.1 months.


The 3-year rates of overall survival and PRFS were 59.2% and 53.9%, respectively. In univariate analysis, age, male, and total cisplatin dosage were significant factors for PRFS. In multivariate analysis, lymph node metastasis was significant factors for PRFS, and gender and total cisplatin dosage weakly influenced PRFS. In acute phase, no patient showed ≥ grade 3 hematologic toxicity, and grade 3 mucositis developed in 5 patients. Late toxicities were recognized in 3 patients (grade 2 phlegmon of the face, grade 3 maxillofacial osteonecrosis, and retinopathy). Twelve patients (44%) experienced recurrences. Of them, 8 patients showed recurrence at the primarysite.


RADPLAT was effective for MS-SCC, with acceptable toxicity. Total cisplatin dosage is suggested to be important for primary tumor control.


RADPLAT Maxillary sinus squamous cell carcinoma Radiotherapy Cisplatin per tumor volume Prognostic factor 



This research was supported by Grand-in-Aid (B-10, 2017) of Gunma Prefectural Cancer Center in Japan.

Compliance with ethical standards

Conflict of interest

The authors declare that they have no conflict of interest.

Ethical approval

All procedures performed in the present study were in accordance with the ethical standards of the institutional committee and with the 1964 Helsinki declaration and its later amendments or comparable ethical standards.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Radiation OncologyGunma Prefectural Cancer CenterOtaJapan
  2. 2.Department of Head and Neck SurgeryGunma Prefectural Cancer CenterOtaJapan
  3. 3.Department of RadiologyGunma Prefectural Cancer CenterOtaJapan
  4. 4.Department of Radiation OncologyTsukuba University HospitalTsukubaJapan

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