What is the efficacy of combined positron emission tomography-computed tomography (PET-CT) in identifying salivary gland malignancies, and what is its role in the management of these patients? Background: In early studies, PET information improved the sensitivity of CT in detecting primary salivary tumors, cervical metastases and distant metastases, but the small number of patients and the […]
Literature Reviews » Laryngology
What type of in vivo tissue engineering construct best facilitates tissue regeneration after vocal fold scarring? Background: Vocal fold scarring is the cause of most cases of voice deficiencies after vocal fold injury. Current surgical and pharmaceutical interventions are often unsatisfactory and result in inconsistent short- and long-term outcomes. Study Design: Stability and compatibility of […]
Otolaryngologists-head and neck surgeons have suggested that performing tonsillectomy among patients who present with neck metastases from an occult primary tumor can identify a high percentage of primary tumors-an even better success rate in locating the malignancies than can be obtained with deep tonsil biopsy.