Pretreatment sarcopenia as radiologically defined by decreased skeletal muscle index (SMI) or skeletal muscle mass (SMM) correlates with poor survival in HNC patients.
Literature Reviews » Head and Neck
A look at the impact of regression on sentinel node status and the likelihood of recurrence in primary cutaneous melanoma of the head and neck.
Although the incidence of post-TORS hemorrhage is low, large tumors, perioperative anti-coagulation, and prior radiation are associated with significantly increased risk of this event.
Circulating tumor cells are not associated with prognosis in patients with locally advanced and metastatic squamous cell carcinoma of the head and neck (SCCHN), but circulating tumor cells (CTCs) are present.
Temporal bone metastasis (TBM) is uncommon but should be considered in patients with subacute otologic symptoms or facial palsy and history of distant malignancy.
Efforts to increase patient comfort with overlapping surgery and surgical training should include strategies to address past negative experiences and foster trust in trainees and the delegation process.
Transoral laser microsurgery is associated with better outcomes than radiotherapy in overall survival, confidence interval, disease-specific survival, and laryngeal preservation in patients with T1 glottic carcinoma.
Computational fluid dynamics applied in postoperative endoscopic endonasal approach (EEA) to patients suggest that sinus pressure buildup may depend on individual anatomy.
A look at how pathologic features contribute to clinical outcomes of early oral tongue squamous cell carcinoma relative to tumor depth of invasion.
Evidence-based preoperative assessment protocols that reduce unnecessary testing and extraneous cost without increased perioperative morbidity and mortality should be implemented into routine otolaryngology practice.