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.
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Facial nerve paralysis (FNP) is a potential complication following parotid surgery.
In elective neck dissections for most HNSCC primary sites, level IIB nodes can be left intact, thus minimizing risk of damage to the spinal accessory nerve.
Drains have been ubiquitously used in head and neck procedures to obliterate dead space, approximate skin flaps, and thereby promote wound healing.
A look at the periprocedural management of anticoagulation and antiplatelet medications, including aspirin, warfarin, and clopidogrel.
Perineural invasion has been validated an important pathologic diagnosis in OCSCC that should be carefully examined because it significantly contributes to prognosis and oncologic management.
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Questions remain regarding the ideal criteria for transfusion in these patients.
Ampicillin/sulbactam is the preferred perioperative prophylactic antibiotic in major head and neck surgery.