JBI Evid Synth 2021 Sep 22. Epub 2021 Sep 22.
JBI, Faculty of Health and Medical Sciences, The University of Adelaide, Adelaide, SA, Australia Department of Otolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery, Royal Adelaide Hospital, University of Adelaide, Adelaide, SA, Australia.
Objective: The objective of this review is to evaluate the accuracy of different imaging modalities in detecting extracapsular spread (ECS) of cervical lymph node metastases in human papillomavirus positive (HPV+) oropharyngeal squamous cell carcinoma (OPSCC).
Introduction: Extracapsular spread of lymph node metastases is associated with poor prognosis, and its detection in head and neck cancer is crucial for treatment planning. Commonly used imaging modalities to detect ECS in OPSCC include computed tomography, magnetic resonance imaging, positron emission tomography, and ultrasonography. Read More