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Transoral Resection of Giant Parapharyngeal Space Tumors via a Combined Surgical Approach.

Iran J Otorhinolaryngol 2019 Mar;31(103):87-96

Department of Otorhinolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery, Aristotle University of Thessaloniki, AHEPA Hospital, 1 Stilponos Kyriakidi St, 54636 Thessaloniki, Greece.

Introduction: Parapharyngeal space (PPS) tumors account for 0.5% of the head and neck neoplasms. Based on the evidence, 80% of these tumors are of a benign nature. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6449533PMC
March 2019
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Aesthetic single-stage vermilion reconstruction using facial artery musculomucosal flap and radial forearm free flap following cancer resection: A case report.

Microsurgery 2019 Apr 8. Epub 2019 Apr 8.

Division of Reconstructive Microsurgery, Department of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Chang Gung Memorial Hospital, Linkou Medical Center, Taoyuan, Taiwan.

Reconstruction of defects measuring approximately two-thirds of the lower lip width is traditionally reconstructed utilizing loco-regional flap utilizing lip and cheek tissues. This often results in microstomia and unsatisfactory aesthetic outcome. This may hinder the psychosocial aspect of a recovering cancer survivor. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/micr.30456DOI Listing
April 2019
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Role of sternomastoid muscle interposition in concomitant transoral oncologic resection and neck dissection.

Head Neck 2019 Apr 4. Epub 2019 Apr 4.

Department of Otolaryngology & Head-Neck Surgery, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi, Delhi, India.

Background: To report the experience with sternomastoid (SM) myofascial flap for reconstruction/buttressing of lateral pharyngeal wall and floor of mouth defects following transoral onco-surgery.

Methods: Prospectively collected data from February 2012-January 2018. SM flap harvested as a superiorly based flap supplied by the occipital artery and consisting of only the anterior SM head. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/hed.25753DOI Listing
April 2019
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Pedicled pectoralis major flap in head and neck reconstruction - our experience.

Acta Chir Plast 2019 ;60(1):26-29

Introduction: The pedicled pectoralis major flaps are still harvested and mainly indicated for reconstruction in the polymorbid patient. Other indications are combinations of pedicled pectoralis major flaps with free microvascular flap, salvage reconstruction following complications, free flap failure and recurrent or extended primary disease.

Materials And Methods: We describe the pedicled pectoralis major flap in 18 patients operated on at the Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Olomouc from 1st January 2014 to 1st December 2016. Read More

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January 2019
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A new lateral cervical approach for salvage total laryngo-pharyngectomy.

Acta Otorhinolaryngol Ital 2019 Feb;39(1):61-64

Department of Otolaryngology, Head & Neck Surgery.

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http://dx.doi.org/10.14639/0392-100X-1753DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6444169PMC
February 2019
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[Meta-analysis of the influence of prophylactic central lymph node dissection on the prognosis of patients with thyroid micropapillary carcinoma].

Authors:
X An D Yu B Li

Lin Chung Er Bi Yan Hou Tou Jing Wai Ke Za Zhi 2019 Feb;33(2):138-142

Department of Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery, the First Affiliated Hospital of Chongqing Medical University, Chongqing, 400016, China.

To evaluate the efficacy and safety of prophylactic central neck dissection (pCND) in papillary thyroid microcarcinoma (PTMC). The PubMed, EMbase, Web of Knowledge, CBM, Wanfang, and CNKI databases were searched, and controlled trials and cohort studies of central lymph node dissection for cervical cancer in PTMC surgery were collected. The search time was from the establishment of the library to September 2018. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.13201/j.issn.1001-1781.2019.02.011DOI Listing
February 2019
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Clinical management for T1 and T2 external auditory canal cancer.

Auris Nasus Larynx 2019 Feb 21. Epub 2019 Feb 21.

Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, Kobe University Graduate School of Medicine, Japan.

Objective: The purpose of this study was to clarify the impact of superficial parotidectomy and postoperative radiotherapy (PORT) for the surgical treatment of early stage squamous cell carcinoma (SCC) in external auditory canal (EAC).

Materials And Methods: Thirty-seven patients with T1 (n = 14) or T2 (n = 19) SCC in EAC treated between 2000 and 2016 at Kobe University Hospital were enrolled in this study. Thirty-three patients were operated with sleeve resection or lateral temporal bone resection. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.anl.2019.02.004DOI Listing
February 2019
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Long-term speech and swallowing function after primary resection and sentinel node biopsy for early oral squamous cell carcinoma.

Oral Oncol 2019 Feb 9;89:127-132. Epub 2019 Jan 9.

Department of Otorhinolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery, Kantonsspital St. Gallen, Switzerland.

Objectives: Analysis of long-term speech and swallowing function and subjective quality of life (QOL) after primary resection and sentinel node biopsy (SNB) in patients with early stage (cT1/T2) oral squamous cell carcinomas (OSCC).

Material And Methods: Eighty-one consecutive patients treated primarily by transoral resection without flap reconstruction and SNB for a cT1/T2 OSCC were included. Completion neck dissection (CND) was indicated in case of occult disease in the sentinel nodes. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.oraloncology.2018.12.027DOI Listing
February 2019
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Survival Impact of Adjuvant Therapy in Salivary Gland Cancers following Resection and Neck Dissection.

Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg 2019 Feb 5:194599819827851. Epub 2019 Feb 5.

2 Samuel Oschin Comprehensive Cancer Institute, Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, Los Angeles, California, USA.

Objective: To evaluate the impact of postoperative radiotherapy (PORT) and chemotherapy on survival in salivary gland cancer (SGC) treated with curative-intent local resection and neck dissection.

Study Design: Retrospective population-based cohort study.

Setting: National Cancer Database. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/0194599819827851DOI Listing
February 2019
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The Role of Elective Neck Dissection in Patients With Adenoid Cystic Carcinoma of the Head and Neck.

Laryngoscope 2019 Jan 22. Epub 2019 Jan 22.

Department of Otolaryngology, Harvard Medical School; Massachusetts Eye and Ear, Boston, Massachusetts, U.S.A.

Objective: To investigate the frequency and outcomes of elective neck dissection (END) for adenoid cystic carcinoma (ACC) of the head and neck.

Methods: The National Cancer Database was queried for a cohort study of patients with ACC of the major salivary glands, nasal cavity/nasopharynx, hard/soft palate, tongue, floor of mouth, larynx, and oral cavity who underwent primary surgical resection from 2004 to 2014. Multivariable logistic regression was used to identify predictors of END and occult nodal metastasis. Read More

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http://doi.wiley.com/10.1002/lary.27814
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http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/lary.27814DOI Listing
January 2019
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Transnasal endoscopic surgery in selected nasal-ethmoidal cancer with suspected brain invasion: Indications, technique, and outcomes.

Head Neck 2019 Jan 12. Epub 2019 Jan 12.

Unit of Otorhinolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery, Department of Medical and Surgical Specialties, Radiological Sciences, and Public Health, University of Brescia, Brescia, Italy.

Background: In nasal-ethmoidal malignancies, brain involvement is associated with dismal prognosis.

Method: Patients undergoing endoscopic resection with transnasal craniectomy and subpial dissection (ERTC-SD) for brain-invading nasal-ethmoidal cancer between 2008 and 2016 were included. Complications were analyzed in all patients, whereas oncological outcomes only in patients with pathological brain invasion. Read More

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http://doi.wiley.com/10.1002/hed.25621
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http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/hed.25621DOI Listing
January 2019
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Metastasis of lower gingival squamous cell carcinoma to buccinator lymph node: case report and review of the literature.

World J Surg Oncol 2019 Jan 10;17(1):13. Epub 2019 Jan 10.

Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Graduate School of Medical and Dental Sciences, Tokyo Medical and Dental University, 1-5-45 Yushima, Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo, 113-8549, Japan.

Background: Metastasis of oral cancer to the buccinator lymph nodes (BN) is uncommon. The antegrade lymphatic flow in patients with normal anatomy and physiology makes metastasis of lower gingival cancer to BN unlikely.

Case Presentation: A 67-year-old woman presented with a 46 × 25-mm tumor on her lower gingiva, along with metastatic foci in BN and cervical lymph nodes. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s12957-019-1559-yDOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6329072PMC
January 2019
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[Application of robot-assisted surgery in the surgical treatment of head and neck cancer].

Authors:
Y F Du N Chen D Q Li

Zhonghua Kou Qiang Yi Xue Za Zhi 2019 Jan;54(1):58-61

Department of Otorhinolaryngology Head & Neck Surgery, University of Pennsylvania School of Medicine, Philadelphia 19104, PA, U S A.

In recent years, robot-assisted surgery (RAS) has developed rapidly and become one of the hot topics in clinical research. Compared with traditional surgery, RAS has advantages in terms of minimal invasiveness, aesthetics, and functional preservation, and has been gradually applied in clinical practice such as neurosurgery, urology, and head and neck surgery. In the treatment of head and neck tumors, RAS can effectively minimize the surgical injury and accelerate postoperative recovery. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.3760/cma.j.issn.1002-0098.2019.01.011DOI Listing
January 2019
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Depth of invasion alone as a prognostic factor in low-risk early-stage oral cavity carcinoma.

Laryngoscope 2019 Jan 2. Epub 2019 Jan 2.

Department of Radiation Oncology, Stanford Cancer Institute, Stanford School of Medicine, Stanford, California.

Objectives: To evaluate the significance of increasing depth of invasion (DOI) as the sole risk factor for recurrence in patients with low-risk early-stage oral cavity squamous cell carcinoma (OCSCC).

Methods: We retrospectively reviewed 560 patients with OCSCC treated at our institution between 2003 and 2013. Patients were included if they had low-risk early-stage OCSCC treated with surgical resection ± neck dissection and no adjuvant therapy. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/lary.27753DOI Listing
January 2019

Vascular interventions in head and neck cancer patients as a marker of poor survival.

J Vasc Surg 2019 01;69(1):181-189

Division of Vascular Surgery, Eastern Virginia Medical School, Norfolk, Va. Electronic address:

Objective: Head and neck cancer can involve the surrounding vasculature and require technically challenging vascular interventions. These interventions can be complicated by tumor invasion, history of prior surgery, and history of radiation therapy. Our aim was to examine patients with vascular interventions in association with head and neck cancer to determine outcomes and best practice. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jvs.2018.04.058DOI Listing
January 2019
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Double pyramid technique of transoral laser partial laryngectomy for radiorecurrent laryngeal cancer.

BMJ Case Rep 2018 Nov 28;11(1). Epub 2018 Nov 28.

Department of Otorhinolaryngology, Ninewells Hospital, NHS Tayside, Dundee, UK.

Management of recurrent head and neck cancer is challenging. Surgical treatments for residual or radiorecurrent laryngeal cancer include total laryngectomy, open partial laryngectomy and transoral laser microsurgery (TLM). TLM has been shown to achieve good oncological and functional outcomes in radiorecurrent laryngeal cancer. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1136/bcr-2018-224915DOI Listing
November 2018
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Expanded Endoscopic Endonasal Approach for Resection of Intradural Chordoma: Surgical and Anatomic Nuances: 2-Dimensional Operative Video.

Oper Neurosurg (Hagerstown) 2018 Dec 19. Epub 2018 Dec 19.

Division of Neurosurgery, Toronto Western Hospital, University of Toronto, Toronto, Canada.

The expanded endoscopic endonasal approach (EEA) has been growing as a surgical alternative for the treatment of clival chordomas because of their frequent midline location and bone erosion. The endoscopic transclival approach provides with a safer and more direct anatomic route for tumors located predominantly in the midline contributing to minimize postoperative comorbidities. In this video, we demonstrate the step-by-step technique for resection of such challenging clival pathology. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/ons/opy385DOI Listing
December 2018
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Phonosurgical Resection Using Submucosal Infusion Technique for Early Glottic Lesions: Diagnostic and Therapeutic Procedure?

Ann Otol Rhinol Laryngol 2019 Apr 14;128(4):277-285. Epub 2018 Dec 14.

1 Clinic of Otolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery, Department of Translational Surgery and Medicine, Careggi University Hospital, Florence, Italy.

Objectives:: The aim of this study was to assess the feasibility of the submucosal infusion combined with microflap dissection via laser CO2 as both a diagnostic and therapeutic procedure for superficial glottic lesions. To define a safe surgical procedure in terms of local control, a morphometric study of surgical margins was performed.

Methods:: From January 2011 to January 2016, we treated 122 patients with early glottic lesions with phonomicrosurgery. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/0003489418819544DOI Listing
April 2019
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Unilateral endoscopic resection with transnasal craniectomy for sinonasal intestinal-type adenocarcinoma: A bi-institutional case-control study on 54 patients.

Oral Oncol 2018 Dec 26;87:89-96. Epub 2018 Oct 26.

Unit of Otorhinolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery, Department of Medical and Surgical Specialties, Radiological Sciences, and Public Health, University of Brescia, Brescia, Italy.

Objectives: Intestinal-type adenocarcinoma (ITAC) of the ethmoid mostly affects patients exposed to wood dust and has been traditionally treated with bilateral resection. The aim of the present study was to validate unilateral endoscopic resection with transnasal craniectomy (uERTC) in selected ITACs.

Materials And Methods: Patients affected by ITAC receiving uERTC from 2004 to 2017 at two tertiary referral centers were retrospectively analyzed. Read More

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https://linkinghub.elsevier.com/retrieve/pii/S13688375183039
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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.oraloncology.2018.10.027DOI Listing
December 2018
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Ultrasonic Scalpel-Assisted Endoscopic Endonasal Surgery of Infratemporal Fossa: Our First Impressions.

World Neurosurg 2019 Mar 3;123:23-28. Epub 2018 Dec 3.

Division of Otorhinolaryngology, Department of Biotechnology and Life Sciences, Head and Neck Surgery & Forensic Dissection Research Center, University of Insubria, Varese, Italy.

Background: The endoscopic endonasal transpterygoid approach is emerging as a valid option for treating selected tumors in the infratemporal fossa. Compared with traditional open approaches, the endoscopic endonasal approach presents more difficulty in controlling bleeding and less choice in surgical instruments for endoscopic tumor dissection, which is often performed with bipolar forceps or steel dissectors.

Case Description: We describe the use of an ultrasonic scalpel device for performing endoscopic endonasal resection of 2 rare infratemporal fossa tumors (mature teratoma and hemangiopericytoma), which has not been reported in the literature so far. Read More

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https://linkinghub.elsevier.com/retrieve/pii/S18788750183276
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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.wneu.2018.11.202DOI Listing
March 2019
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Utilization of Anterolateral Thigh Flap and Transverse Cervical Recipient Vessels for Head and Neck Cancer Patients With Former Neck Dissection and Irradiation: A Case Series Study.

Ann Plast Surg 2019 Apr;82(4):415-419

Division of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, Department of Surgery, Asia University Hospital, Asia University College of Medical and Health Science, Taichung, Taiwan.

Purpose: Free flap reconstruction in head and neck cancer patients with prior tumor resection, neck dissection, and irradiation is clinically challenging. The purpose of this study was to investigate the reliability and outcome of using the anterolateral thigh (ALT) flap and transverse cervical recipient vessels for microvascular reconstruction in patients with depleted vessels in the head and neck region caused by previous surgery and irradiation.

Methods: Between January 2015 and December 2017, microsurgical head and neck reconstruction was performed using the ALT flap and transverse cervical artery (TCA) as the recipient vessel in 15 patients who had undergone previous neck dissections and irradiation for cancer treatment. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1097/SAP.0000000000001647DOI Listing
April 2019
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Carotid Artery Involvement in Advanced Recurrent Head and Neck Cancer: A Case Report and Literature Review.

Ann Vasc Surg 2019 Apr 27;56:355.e11-355.e15. Epub 2018 Nov 27.

Department of Vascular Surgery, Singapore General Hospital, Singapore.

Background: Surgical management of advanced head and neck tumors involving the carotid artery remains controversial with compromised survival outcomes and heightened risks of morbidity and mortality.

Case: We describe a case of a 74-year-old lady with previous T1N0M0 left tongue squamous cell carcinoma, who developed a left nodal recurrence encasing the left external carotid artery from the carotid bifurcation. She underwent an extended left radical neck dissection with carotid artery patch plasty and remains well to date, 10 months after surgery. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.avsg.2018.09.027DOI Listing
April 2019
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Lymph node resection induces the activation of tumor cells in the lungs.

Cancer Sci 2019 Feb 17;110(2):509-518. Epub 2019 Jan 17.

Laboratory of Biomedical Engineering for Cancer, Graduate School of Biomedical Engineering, Tohoku University, Sendai, Japan.

Lymph node (LN) dissection is a crucial procedure for cancer staging, diagnosis and treatment, and for predicting patient survival. Activation of lung metastatic lesions after LN dissection has been described for head and neck cancer and breast cancer. Preclinical studies have reported that dissection of a tumor-bearing LN is involved in the activation and rapid growth of latent tumor metastases in distant organs, but it is also important to understand how normal (non-tumor-bearing) LN resection influences secondary cancer formation. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/cas.13898DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6361607PMC
February 2019
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A case of sublingual adenoid cystic carcinoma involving the mandible presenting as a "skip lesion".

Oral Radiol 2018 Sep 27;34(3):281-287. Epub 2017 Nov 27.

Dental Comprehensive Diagnosis Room, Okayama University Hospital, 2-5-1 Shikata-cho, Kita-ku, Okayama, 700-8558, Japan.

Adenoid cystic carcinoma (ACC) is a slowly growing malignant neoplasm with a propensity for perineural invasion. Microscopic invasion of ACC often prevents its detection on computed tomography (CT) or magnetic resonance imaging (MRI). We herein report a rare case of sublingual ACC presenting as a "skip lesion" that rapidly infiltrated the mandible after tumor resection. Read More

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http://link.springer.com/10.1007/s11282-017-0306-8
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http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s11282-017-0306-8DOI Listing
September 2018
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Quantitative lymph node burden as a 'very-high-risk' factor identifying head and neck cancer patients benefiting from postoperative chemoradiation.

Ann Oncol 2019 Jan;30(1):76-84

Samuel Oschin Comprehensive Cancer Institute.

Background: Adjuvant chemoradiation (CRT) is standard for head and neck squamous cell carcinoma (HNSCC) patients with positive margins or extranodal extension (ENE) following surgery. However, emerging evidence suggests the number of positive lymph nodes (LNs) is the dominant determinant of survival in non-oropharyngeal HNSCC and thus may better identify those benefiting from treatment intensification.

Patients And Methods: Patients from the National Cancer Database diagnosed with non-oropharyngeal HNSCC (oral cavity, larynx, hypopharynx) between 2004 and 2014 and undergoing surgical resection, neck dissection, and postoperative radiotherapy (RT) were included. Read More

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https://academic.oup.com/annonc/advance-article/doi/10.1093/
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http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/annonc/mdy490DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6336000PMC
January 2019
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Predicting 90-Day Mortality in Locoregionally Advanced Head and Neck Squamous Cell Carcinoma after Curative Surgery.

Cancers (Basel) 2018 Oct 22;10(10). Epub 2018 Oct 22.

Department of Radiation Oncology, Wanfang Hospital, Taipei Medical University, Taipei 116, Taiwan.

To propose a risk classification scheme for locoregionally advanced (Stages III and IV) head and neck squamous cell carcinoma (LA-HNSCC) by using the Wu comorbidity score (WCS) to quantify the risk of curative surgeries, including tumor resection and radical neck dissection. This study included 55,080 patients with LA-HNSCC receiving curative surgery between 2006 and 2015 who were identified from the Taiwan Cancer Registry database; the patients were classified into two groups, mortality ( = 1287, mortality rate = 2.34%) and survival ( = 53,793, survival rate = 97. Read More

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http://www.mdpi.com/2072-6694/10/10/392
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http://dx.doi.org/10.3390/cancers10100392DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6210656PMC
October 2018
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Complete endoscopic radical resection of thyroid cancer via an oral vestibule approach.

Oncol Lett 2018 Nov 29;16(5):5599-5606. Epub 2018 Aug 29.

Department of Head and Neck Surgery of Fujian Cancer Hospital and Fujian Medical University Cancer Hospital, Fuzhou, Fujian 350014, P.R. China.

The aim of the present study was to explore the feasibility, safety and effectiveness of complete endoscopic radical resection of thyroid cancer via an oral vestibule approach. A total of 60 patients with unilateral thyroid papillary carcinoma were divided into two groups. Half of them underwent complete endoscopic surgeries via an oral vestibule approach at the Department of Head and Neck Surgery of Fujian Cancer Hospital between November 2014 and December 2016. Read More

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http://www.spandidos-publications.com/10.3892/ol.2018.9369
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http://dx.doi.org/10.3892/ol.2018.9369DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6176244PMC
November 2018
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[Treatment of cutaneous malignant melanoma in the head and neck region : An update].

Authors:
B Frerich

HNO 2018 Nov;66(11):857-873

Klinik und Poliklinik für Mund‑, Kiefer- und Plastische Gesichtschirurgie, Universitätsmedizin Rostock, Schillingallee 35, 18057, Rostock, Deutschland.

Major progress has been made in the treatment of malignant melanoma during recent years. On the one hand, reliable evidence-based recommendations regarding surgical resection as well as lymph node management have been established on the basis of results from randomized multicenter studies. On the other hand, the advent of targeted therapies has led to spectacular improvements in the treatment of metastasized melanomas. Read More

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http://link.springer.com/10.1007/s00106-018-0573-7
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http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00106-018-0573-7DOI Listing
November 2018
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[Application of gastric pull up and complex laryngotracheal flap to reconstruct the circumferencial defect after resection of the hypopharyngeal and cervical esophageal cancers].

Zhonghua Er Bi Yan Hou Tou Jing Wai Ke Za Zhi 2018 Sep;53(9):661-667

Department of Head and Neck Surgery, Cancer Hospital of China Medical University, Liaoning Cancer Hospital & Institute, Shenyang 110042, China.

To evaluate the efficacy of gastric pull-up and complex laryngotracheal flap in reconstruction for circumferencial defects after resection of hypopharyngeal and cervical esophageal cancers. A total of 163 cases (152 males, 11 females) with circumferencial defect after resection of hypopharyngeal and cervical esophageal cancers received reconstructive surgeries by gastric pull-up (42 cases) and complex laryngo-tracheal flaps (121 cases), of them 115 cases simultaneously underwent unilateral neck dissection and 20 cases had bilateral neck dissection. Postoperative radiotherapy was used in 67 cases, with a dosage of 40-60 Gy. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.3760/cma.j.issn.1673-0860.2018.09.005DOI Listing
September 2018
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Septocutaneous thoracodorsal artery perforator flaps: a retrospective cohort study.

J Plast Reconstr Aesthet Surg 2019 Jan 5;72(1):78-84. Epub 2018 Sep 5.

Department of Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery, National Cancer Center Hospital East, Kashiwa, Japan.

Background: This study aimed to investigate the versatility of septocutaneous thoracodorsal artery perforator (TDAP-sc) flaps in various areas in the body and the running pattern of septocutaneous perforators.

Methods: This retrospective cohort study included 20 consecutive patients who underwent reconstruction of an oncological defect with a TDAP-sc flap from May 2014 to January 2018. Fifteen flaps were free, and the remaining five were pedicled. Read More

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https://linkinghub.elsevier.com/retrieve/pii/S17486815183031
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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.bjps.2018.08.026DOI Listing
January 2019
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Vidian Nerve Schwannoma: A Rare Skull-Base Neoplasm Presenting with Ocular Manifestations: A Case Report and Literature Review.

Perm J 2018 ;22:18-021

Surgeon in the Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery at the Oakland Medical Center in CA

Introduction: Vidian nerve schwannomas are exceedingly rare, with only 7 cases reported since 2006. Patients presenting with ocular symptoms have been reported in only 1 case.

Case Presentation: A 54-year-old woman presented with a 3-month history of right periorbital pressure, third cranial nerve palsy, and visual field defect. Read More

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http://www.thepermanentejournal.org/issues/2018/fall/6868-vi
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http://dx.doi.org/10.7812/TPP/18-021DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6172031PMC
January 2019
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[A retrospective comparison of thoracoscopic and laparoscopic esophagectomy between right neck anastomosis and left neck anastomosis].

Zhonghua Wei Chang Wai Ke Za Zhi 2018 Sep;21(9):1008-1012

Department 5 of Thoracic Surgery, The Fourth Hospital, Hebei Medical University, Shijiazhuang 050011, China Email:

Objective: To evaluate the feasibility of right neck anastomosis in thoracoscopic and laparoscopic esophagectomy.

Methods: This study used a retrospective cohort study method. Clinical data of 169 patients with stage I-III esophageal squamous cell carcinoma undergoing neck anastomosis in thoracoscopic and laparoscopic esophagectomy at the Department 5 of Thoracic Surgery, the Fourth Hospital of Hebei Medical University from November 2013 to October 2016 were retrospectively analyzed. Read More

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September 2018
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[The interpretation of the Chinese expert consensus on mediastinal lymph node dissection in esophagectomy for esophageal cancer (2017 edition)].

Zhonghua Wei Chang Wai Ke Za Zhi 2018 Sep;21(9):976-982

Department of Thoracic Surgery, Beijing Chaoyang Hospital, Capital Medical University, Beijing 100020, China Email:

At present, there is still no general consensus on the thoracic lymph node classification and dissection standard of esophageal cancer, and its indications, surgical approaches, harvested number and scopes are still the debated focuses in the academic circle. Therefore, the Society of Esophageal Tumor, Chinese Anti-Cancer Association organized experts in the field to write the Chinese expert consensus on mediastinal lymph node dissection in esophagectomy for esophageal cancer (2017 edition) based on clinical experience and current available evidence. This article focuses on the surgical approach and recurrent laryngeal nerve lymph node dissection in esophageal cancer. Read More

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September 2018
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CO Transoral Microsurgery for Supraglottic Squamous Cell Carcinoma.

Front Oncol 2018 4;8:321. Epub 2018 Sep 4.

Unit of Otorhinolaryngology, Department of Surgery, Azienda Ospedaliero-Universitaria di Cagliari, University of Cagliari, Cagliari, Italy.

The present study analyzed the results of the endoscopic approach to T1, T2 and selected T3 supraglottic carcinoma with the aim of reviewing functional and oncologic outcomes after different types of endoscopic supraglottic laryngectomies. This is a retrospective clinical study of 42 consecutive patients (mean age of 61.8 years, 33 males, 9 females) treated by the senior author for supraglottic squamous cell carcinoma with a transoral CO laser approach and reviewed from November 2010 to September 2017. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.3389/fonc.2018.00321DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6131582PMC
September 2018
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Patterns of failure in high-metastatic node number human papillomavirus-positive oropharyngeal carcinoma.

Oral Oncol 2018 Oct 20;85:35-39. Epub 2018 Aug 20.

Department of Therapeutic Radiology, Yale School of Medicine, New Haven, CT, USA. Electronic address:

Background: The 8th edition American Joint Committee on Cancer staging system for resected HPV-positive oropharynx carcinoma (HPV+ OPC) highlights high node number as a critical determinant of survival. We sought to characterize outcomes and patterns of failure in patients with high pathologically involved node number oropharynx cancer.

Methods: We retrospectively identified 116 HPV+ OPC patients sequentially treated with neck dissection and either resection or intraoperative brachytherapy of the primary tumor between 2010 and 2016. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.oraloncology.2018.08.001DOI Listing
October 2018
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Predictors of chewing and swallowing disorders after surgery for locally advanced oral cancer with free flap reconstruction: A prospective, observational study.

Surg Oncol 2018 Sep 29;27(3):490-494. Epub 2018 May 29.

Department of Otorhinolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery, Tohoku University Graduate School of Medicine, 1-1 Seiryo-cho, Aoba-ku, Sendai 980-8575, Japan.

Objective: Surgery for locally advanced oral cancer often requires wide resections of multiple subsites of the oral cavity, including the oral tongue, floor of the mouth, and lower gingiva, and it causes chewing and swallowing disorders. The aim of this prospective, observational study was to determine which subsites have a greater impact on chewing and swallowing disorders after surgery.

Methods: A prospective, observational study was conducted involving 52 patients who underwent surgery for locally advanced oral cancer with free flap reconstruction. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.suronc.2018.05.029DOI Listing
September 2018
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Impact of Lymph Node Yield on Outcome of Patients with Head and Neck Cancer and pN0 Neck.

Anticancer Res 2018 Sep;38(9):5347-5350

Department of Otolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery, University Hospital Leipzig, Leipzig, Germany

Background/aim: The extent of neck dissection in patients with head and neck cancer (HNSCC) and N0 neck remains controversial. The aim of this study was to evaluate the influence of lymph node yield on overall survival in patients with pathologically node-negative HNSCC.

Patients And Methods: A retrospective analysis was performed on 157 pN0 HNSCC patients undergoing primary surgery with neck dissection between 2000 and 2014. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.21873/anticanres.12862DOI Listing
September 2018
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Variations and results of retroauricular robotic thyroid surgery associated or not with neck dissection.

Gland Surg 2018 Aug;7(Suppl 1):S42-S52

Department of Head and Neck Surgery and Otorhinolaryngology, A.C. Camargo Cancer Center, Sao Paulo, Brazil.

Background: Technological advances in the last decades allowed significant evolution in head and neck surgery toward less invasive procedures, with better esthetic and functional outcomes, without compromising oncologic soundness. Although robotic thyroid surgery has been performed for some years now and several published series reported its safety and feasibility, it remains the center of significant controversy. This study shows the results of a case series of robotic thyroid surgery, combined or not with robotic neck dissection. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.21037/gs.2018.03.04DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6107602PMC
August 2018
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Hidradenocarcinoma: Five Years of Local and Systemic Control of a Rare Sweat Gland Neoplasm with Nodal Metastasis.

Cureus 2018 Jun 26;10(6):e2884. Epub 2018 Jun 26.

Oncology, Aga Khan University, Karachi, PAK.

Hidradenocarcinoma is a rare and locally aggressive tumor rendering a poor prognosis. Furthermore, very few cases present with nodal metastasis. Diagnosing such an entity, and then differentiating it from a benign counterpart, poses a great challenge to the clinicians. Read More

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http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6110412PMC
June 2018
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TRACHY score: a simple and effective guide to management of the airway in head and neck cancer.

Br J Oral Maxillofac Surg 2018 10 17;56(8):709-714. Epub 2018 Aug 17.

Head and Neck Centre, University College London Hospital, 250 Euston Road, London NW1 2BU. Electronic address:

Our aim was to provide a simple and effective scoring system to guide decision making in management of the airway. We retrospectively reviewed the casenotes of all patients diagnosed with head and neck cancer and who were treated by resection with primary flap reconstruction. Those factors that were significant (p<0. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.bjoms.2018.07.015DOI Listing
October 2018
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Galectin 3 expression in regional lymph nodes and lymph node metastases of oral squamous cell carcinomas.

BMC Cancer 2018 Aug 16;18(1):823. Epub 2018 Aug 16.

Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Friedrich-Alexander University Erlangen-Nürnberg, Glueckstrasse 11, 91054, Erlangen, Germany.

Background: Neck dissection is standard in surgical management of oral squamous cell carcinomas (oscc). However, the immunologic link between primary tumor and lymph nodes is insufficiently understood. Galectin 3 (Gal3) promotes M2 polarization of macrophages and contributes to immunosuppression. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1186/s12885-018-4726-6DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6097288PMC
August 2018
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Usefulness of supraclavicular flap in reconstruction following resection of oral cancer.

World J Otorhinolaryngol Head Neck Surg 2018 Jun 4;4(2):148-152. Epub 2017 Aug 4.

Department of Otorhinolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery, Sri Devaraj Urs Medical College and Research Centre, Tamaka, Kolar, Karnataka, 563101, India.

Objective: To evaluate the usefulness of supraclavicular artery flap in reconstruction of defects following resection of buccal mucosa cancer.

Methods: Twenty-five patients who presented to R.L Jalappa Hospital and Research centre and diagnosed as squamous cell carcinoma of buccal mucosa staged T and above were included in our study. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.wjorl.2017.01.004DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6074005PMC
June 2018
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Suture granulomas developing after the treatment of oral squamous cell carcinoma.

Int J Surg Case Rep 2018 27;50:68-71. Epub 2018 Jul 27.

Department of Molecular Oral Medicine and Maxillofacial Surgery, Division of Applied Life Science, Graduate Institute of Biomedical and Health Science, Hiroshima University, 734-8553, 1-2-3, Kasumi, Minami-ku, Hiroshima-shi, Hiroshima, Japan. Electronic address:

Introduction: Suture granuloma is a benign tumor that develops because of the presence of surgical suture materials. It commonly occurs several years after different types of surgeries. Here we report a case involving a 64-year-old man who underwent head and neck surgery for oral squamous cell carcinoma and developed multiple suture granulomas mimicking tumor recurrence in the radiation field just a few days after the completion of adjuvant chemoradiation therapy. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.ijscr.2018.07.021DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6085222PMC
July 2018
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[Incisión cervical transversa en disección radical de cuello].

Cir Cir 2018 ;86(4):308-312

Departamento de Tumores de Cabeza y Cuello, Hospital de Oncología del Centro Médico Nacional Siglo XXI, Instituto Mexicano del Seguro Social, Ciudad de México, México.

Antecedentes: La disección radical de cuello es la única forma de estadificar a pacientes con neoplasias con riesgo de metástasis ganglionares. Se han efectuado diversos tipos de incisiones a lo largo de la historia, con el objetivo de obtener una exposición suficiente que permita la resección completa de los grupos ganglionares en riesgo. Es importante combinar la seguridad oncológica con unas adecuadas estética, funcionalidad y calidad de vida. Read More

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March 2019
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[Exploration of feasibility and safety of transoral robotic surgery in pharyngolaryngeal tumors].

Zhonghua Er Bi Yan Hou Tou Jing Wai Ke Za Zhi 2018 Jul;53(7):512-518

Department of Otorhinolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery, Beijing Anzhen Hospital, Capital Medical University, Beijing 100029, China.

To investigate the indication, feasibility, and safety of da Vinci robotic surgical system in pharyngolaryngeal tumor resection. Thirty patients were diagnosed with pharyngolaryngeal tumors and treated with a transoral robotic surgery (TORS) in Beijing Anzhen Hospital from June 1, 2016 through November 30, 2017. Inclusion criteria included lesions of the oropharynx (=13), parapharyngeal space (=7), larynx (=6) and hypopharynx (=4). Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.3760/cma.j.issn.1673-0860.2018.07.006DOI Listing
July 2018
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Targeting CD44v6 for fluorescence-guided surgery in head and neck squamous cell carcinoma.

Sci Rep 2018 Jul 11;8(1):10467. Epub 2018 Jul 11.

Radboud Institute for Molecular Life Sciences, Department of Cell Biology, Nijmegen, The Netherlands.

Head and neck squamous cell carcinoma (HNSCC) is an often highly invasive tumor, infiltrating functionally important tissue areas. Achieving complete tumor resection and preserving functionally relevant tissue structures depends on precise identification of tumor-free resection margins during surgery. Fluorescence-guided surgery (FGS), by intraoperative detection of tumor cells using a fluorescent tracer, may guide surgical excision and identify tumor-positive resection margins. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1038/s41598-018-28059-9DOI Listing
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC6041314PMC
July 2018
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[Clinical application of folded free radial forearm flaps for reconstruction of full-tickness cheek defects after resection of buccal carcinoma].

Lin Chung Er Bi Yan Hou Tou Jing Wai Ke Za Zhi 2018 Jul;32(13):1002-1005

Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, the Affiliated Stomatology Hospital of Southwest Medical University, Luzhou, 646000, China.

To investigate the therapeutic effect of folded free radial forearm flaps (RFF) for reconstruction of full-tickness cheek defects after the resection of buccal carcinoma.Seventeen cases of buccal carcinoma received radical neck dissection with cheekectomy and mandibulectomy, and the folded RFF to reconstruct full-tickness cheek defects simultaneously. Preoperative Allen test, ultrasonic doppler blood flow meter examination or computed tomography angiography confirmed good vascular condition of the forearm. Read More

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July 2018
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Radiographic Imaging Does Not Reliably Predict Macroscopic Extranodal Extension in Human Papilloma Virus-Associated Oropharyngeal Cancer.

ORL J Otorhinolaryngol Relat Spec 2018 3;80(2):85-95. Epub 2018 Jul 3.

Department of Radiology and Imaging Sciences, Winship Cancer Institute, Emory University, Atlanta, Georgia, USA.

Background: Radiographic concern for lymphatic extranodal extension (ENE) impacts upfront management decisions for patients with human papilloma virus (HPV) oropharyngeal squamous cell carcinoma (OPSCC). Therefore, we set out to evaluate the accuracy of preoperative contrast-enhanced computed tomography (CECT) to predict major ENE (> 2 mm).

Methods: Twenty-seven consecutive patients with HPV-associated OPSCC who presented at our institutional multidisciplinary tumor board were staged radiographically with positron emission tomography (PET/CT) and CECT, and underwent primary transoral robotic resection and neck dissection. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1159/000487239DOI Listing
January 2019
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Clinicopathological characteristics and outcome of 31 patients with ETV6-NTRK3 fusion gene confirmed (mammary analogue) secretory carcinoma of salivary glands.

Oral Oncol 2018 Jul 11;82:29-33. Epub 2018 May 11.

Radboud University Medical Centre, Nijmegen, Netherlands. Electronic address:

Objectives: In 2010, a new subtype of salivary gland cancer (SGC), (mammary analogue) secretory carcinoma (SC), was defined, characterized by the ETV6-NTRK3 fusion gene. As clinical behavior and outcome data of this histological subtype tumor are still sparse, we aimed to describe the clinicopathological course and outcome of a series of translocation positive SC patients.

Patient And Methods: We re-evaluated the pathological diagnosis of a subset of SGCs, diagnosed in 4 of 8 Dutch head and neck centers. Read More

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http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.oraloncology.2018.04.022DOI Listing
July 2018
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