Ultrasound guided core needle biopby is a minimally invasive and accurate diagnostic option for the assessment of head and neck lesions, including lymphoma.
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Perioperative gabapentin given 300 mg twice daily did not result in reduced narcotic use, but results were compatible with clinically meaningful reductions in pain scores.
Patients in both the general (noncancer) and HPV-OPC populations may enquire whether they should avoid open-mouth kissing to prevent either acquiring or transmitting oral HPV infection.
Older age is independently associated with the development of voice or swallowing changes after thyroidectomy.
Facial nerve paralysis (FNP) is a potential complication following parotid surgery.
This particular study showed that an SUVmax ratio between tonsils >1.6 (62% sensitive, 100% specific) is highly suspicious and warrants biopsy.
A new study from researchers at the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center in Dallas found no major long-term differences in the effectiveness of radiation therapy versus surgery in treating oropharyngeal squamous cell carcinoma (OPSCC). Given these results, investigators suggest quality-of-life factors should help inform a treatment decision. The findings compared the effectiveness of definitive […]
Survivors of head and neck cancers are at risk for delayed neurocognitive deficits for at least two years following radiotherapy or chemotherapy
Questions remain regarding the ideal criteria for transfusion in these patients.
The incidence of alteration in taste sensation with coblation lingual tonsillectomy, TORS tongue-base reduction, and submucosal lingualplasty is sufficiently high to warrant warning patients.