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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28336321/the-histological-and-histomorphometric-changes-in-the-mandible-after-radiotherapy-an-animal-model
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Lucas J Poort, Johan H B Ludlage, Nienke Lie, Roland A Böckmann, Jim C E Odekerken, Frank J Hoebers, Peter A W H Kessler
PURPOSE: Approximately 5% of irradiated head and neck cancer patients develop osteoradionecrosis of the mandible. The current non-surgical treatment options for osteoradionecrosis have limited effects and are based on a small number of studies. Therefore, we aimed to enhance the understanding of the pathophysiology of osteoradionecrosis by investigating changes induced by external irradiation in mini-pigs. METHODS: Sixteen Göttingen mini-pigs were divided into four groups for the application in two fractions with total equivalent radiation dosages of 25, 50, 70 Gray, and one group served as control...
February 20, 2017: Journal of Cranio-maxillo-facial Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28336186/variation-in-head-and-neck-cancer-care-in-the-netherlands-a-retrospective-cohort-evaluation-of-incidence-treatment-and-outcome
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M de Ridder, A J M Balm, R J Baatenburg de Jong, C H J Terhaard, R P Takes, M Slingerland, E Dik, R J E Sedee, J G A M de Visscher, H Bouman, S M Willems, M W Wouters, L E Smeele, B A C van Dijk
BACKGROUND: To explore variation in numbers and treatment between hospitals that treat head and neck cancer (HNC) in the Netherlands. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Patient, tumor and treatment characteristics were collected from the Netherlands Cancer Registry, while histopathological features were obtained by linkage to the national pathology record register PALGA. Inter-hospital variation in volume, stage, treatment, pathologically confirmed loco-regional recurrence and overall survival rate was evaluated by tumor site...
March 8, 2017: European Journal of Surgical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28334798/risk-factors-for-postoperative-delirium-in-patients-undergoing-major-head-and-neck-cancer-surgery-a-meta-analysis
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Yun Zhu, Gangpu Wang, Shengwen Liu, Shanghui Zhou, Ying Lian, Chenping Zhang, Wenjun Yang
Objective: Postoperative delirium is common after extensive surgery. This study aimed to collate and synthesize published literature on risk factors for delirium in patients with head and neck cancer surgery. Methods: Three databases were searched (MEDLINE, Embase, and Cochrane Library) between January 1987 and July 2016. The Newcastle Ottawa Scale (NOS) was adopted to evaluate the study quality. Pooled odds ratios or mean differences for individual risk factors were estimated using the Mantel-Haenszel and inverse-variance methods...
February 24, 2017: Japanese Journal of Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28330704/an-update-on-non-extremity-soft-tissue-sarcomas
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S J Ford, L M Almond, A Gronchi
The management of soft tissue sarcoma is challenging and varied. Centralisation of management in high volume specialist centres has revolutionised outcomes. Surgery remains the mainstay of treatment and is currently the only potentially curative therapy. Retroperitoneal soft tissue sarcoma presents a particular challenge to the surgical oncologist and the concept of extended resection to include surrounding expendable organs taken en bloc with the tumour has now largely been adopted. The use of neoadjuvant and adjuvant therapies for retroperitoneal soft tissue sarcoma is still to be established, although they are employed on a case-specific basis...
March 19, 2017: Clinical Oncology: a Journal of the Royal College of Radiologists
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28327089/uniform-fdg-pet-guided-gradient-dose-prescription-to-reduce-late-radiation-toxicity-upgrade-rt-study-protocol-for-a-randomized-clinical-trial-with-dose-reduction-to-the-elective-neck-in-head-and-neck-squamous-cell-carcinoma
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Sven van den Bosch, Tim Dijkema, Martina C Kunze-Busch, Chris H J Terhaard, Cornelis P J Raaijmakers, Patricia A H Doornaert, Frank J P Hoebers, Marije R Vergeer, Bas Kreike, Oda B Wijers, Wim J G Oyen, Johannes H A M Kaanders
BACKGROUND: In definitive radiation therapy for head and neck cancer, clinically uninvolved cervical lymph nodes are irradiated with a so-called 'elective dose' in order to achieve control of clinically occult metastases. As a consequence of high-resolution diagnostic imaging, occult tumor volume has significantly decreased in the last decades. Since the elective dose is dependent on occult tumor volume, the currently used elective dose may be higher than necessary. Because bilateral irradiation of the neck contributes to dysphagia, xerostomia and hypothyroidism in a dose dependent way, dose de-escalation to these regions can open a window of opportunity to reduce toxicity and improve quality of life after treatment...
March 21, 2017: BMC Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28324180/lateral-pharyngotomy-approach-in-the-treatment-of-oropharyngeal-carcinoma
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Andy Bertolin, Guido Ghirardo, Marco Lionello, Luciano Giacomelli, Marco Lucioni, Giuseppe Rizzotto
Surgery for early-intermediate oropharyngeal squamous cell carcinoma (OPSCC) may involve using transoral endoscopic approaches or open surgical procedures. "Lateral pharyngotomy" (LP) is an open surgical approach that improves exposure of the oropharyngeal region, while avoiding mandibulotomy. The aim of the present study was to retrospectively analyze our experience with the surgical treatment of early-intermediate OPSCC using the LP approach, and to investigate the potentially prognostic clinical and/or pathological factors that might identify patients at higher risk of recurrence after primary surgery...
March 21, 2017: European Archives of Oto-rhino-laryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28323338/the-prognostic-value-of-extranodal-extension-in-human-papillomavirus-associated-oropharyngeal-squamous-cell-carcinoma
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Yi An, Henry S Park, Jacqueline R Kelly, John M Stahl, Wendell G Yarbrough, Barbara A Burtness, Joseph N Contessa, Roy H Decker, Matthew Koshy, Zain A Husain
BACKGROUND: Extranodal (or extracapsular) extension (ENE) is an adverse prognostic factor in patients with head and neck cancers who undergo primary surgery. However, the significance of ENE in human papillomavirus (HPV)-positive oropharyngeal squamous cell carcinoma (OPSCC) is not well established, and single-institution studies have not established that ENE predicts inferior outcome. The authors investigated the prognostic value of ENE in HPV-positive patients who underwent primary surgery and whether adjuvant chemoradiation improved overall survival (OS) compared with radiation alone in ENE-positive patients...
March 21, 2017: Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28322454/long-term-local-control-rates-of-patients-with-adenoid-cystic-carcinoma-of-the-head-and-neck-managed-by-surgery-and-postoperative-radiation
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Safina Ali, Frank L Palmer, Nora Katabi, Nancy Lee, Jatin P Shah, Snehal G Patel, Ian Ganly
OBJECTIVES: To report long-term local control in patients with adenoid cystic cancer (ACC) of the head and neck managed by surgery and identify factors predictive for local failure. STUDY DESIGN: Single-institution retrospective cohort study. METHODS: Eighty-seven patients who had surgery for ACC between 1985 and 2009 were identified. Patient, tumor, and treatment characteristics were recorded. Local recurrence-free survival (LRFS) was recorded by the Kaplan-Meier method...
March 21, 2017: Laryngoscope
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28317270/3q26-29-amplification-in-head-and-neck-squamous-cell-carcinoma-a-review-of-established-and-prospective-oncogenes
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REVIEW
Matthew A Davidson, Emma J Shanks
Head and neck cancer (HNSCC) is significantly underrepresented in worldwide cancer research, despite the fact that survival rates for the disease have remained static for over 50 years. Distant metastasis is often present at the time of diagnosis, and is the primary cause of death in cancer patients. In the absence of routine effective targeted therapies, the standard of care treatment remains chemoradiation in combination with (often disfiguring) surgery. A defining characteristic of HNSCC is the amplification of a region of chromosome 3 (3q26-29), which is consistently associated with poorer patient outcome...
March 19, 2017: FEBS Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28300950/correlation-between-swallowing-related-quality-of-life-and-videofluoroscopy-after-head-and-neck-cancer-treatment
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Margareth Souza Andrade, Aline Nogueira Gonçalves, Renata Lígia Vieira Guedes, Camila Barbosa Barcelos, Luciana Dall'Agnol Siqueira Slobodticov, Simone Aparecida Claudino Lopes, Ana Lúcia Noronha Francisco, Elisabete Carrara de Angelis
Introduction: The use of symptom-specific questionnaires on head and neck cancer (HNC), together with objective swallowing measures, can be sensitive to changes in quality of life (QoL) resulting from dysphagia, but this tool is not broadly used as a complement to clinical evaluations. Purpose: To analyze the correlation between the M. D. Anderson Dysphagia Inventory (MDADI) questionnaire and videofluoroscopy (VF) in patients treated for head and neck cancer. Methods: This is a retrospective study with review of clinical data, VF and MDADI results...
March 9, 2017: CoDAS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28300441/orthovoltage-x-rays-for-postoperative-treatment-of-resected-basal-cell-carcinoma-in-the-head-and-neck-area
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Charlotte W Duinkerken, Peter J F M Lohuis, Marianne B Crijns, Arash Navran, Rick L M Haas, Olga Hamming-Vrieze, W Martin C Klop, Michiel W M van den Brekel, Abrahim Al-Mamgani
BACKGROUND: Surgery is the golden standard for treating basal cell carcinomas. In case of positive tumor margins or recurrent disease, postoperative adjuvant or salvaging therapy is suggested to achieve good local control. OBJECTIVE: To retrospectively report on local control and toxicity of postoperative radiotherapy by means of orthovoltage X-rays for residual or recurrent basal cell carcinoma after surgery in the head and neck area. METHODS: Sixty-six surgically resected residual or recurrent basal cell carcinomas of the head and neck region were irradiated postoperatively by means of orthovoltage X-rays at the Netherlands Cancer Institute between January 2000 and February 2015...
December 1, 2016: Journal of Cutaneous Medicine and Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28293493/technique-to-improve-tracheostomy-speaking-valve-tolerance-after-head-and-neck-free-flap-reconstruction
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John T Stranix, Keri M Danziger, Veturia L Dumbrava, Ginger Mars, David L Hirsch, Jamie P Levine
Increased upper airway resistance from postoperative changes after major head and neck surgery may cause elevated transtracheal pressures and result in tracheostomy speaking valve intolerance. This may be particularly true among patients with baseline pulmonary disease. We describe a patient recovering from oral cancer resection and flap reconstruction who demonstrated prolonged ventilator dependence and tracheostomy speaking valve intolerance with abnormal tracheal manometry. We attempted to improve speaking valve tolerance through the adaptation of a valve modification intended to reduce transtracheal pressures...
December 2016: Plastic and Reconstructive Surgery. Global Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28291634/bilateral-lingual-artery-stenosis-a-rare-late-complication-of-chemoradiotherapy
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F Holtz, Y Monnier, U Borner, L Nisa
INTRODUCTION: Carotid artery stenosis following radiotherapy (RT) is a known risk factor for the development of cerebrovascular disease with a risk of subsequent stroke or transient ischaemic attack. In contrast, small vessel disease in the neck following RT has been more rarely described. CASE REPORT: The authors report the case of a 61-year-old man who developed partial lingual necrosis 4 years after surgery and postoperative chemoradiotherapy for squamous cell carcinoma of the floor of the mouth...
March 10, 2017: European Annals of Otorhinolaryngology, Head and Neck Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28287808/travel-burden-and-clinical-profile-of-cancer-patients-admitted-to-the-cancer-institute-of-iran-in-2012
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Fatemeh Sadeghi, Atefeh Ardestani, Maryam Hadji, Mohammad Ali Mohagheghi, Ali Kazemian, Mehrzad Mirzania, Habibollah Mahmoodzadeh, Mahdi Aghili, Kazem Zendehdel
BACKGROUND: Burden of cancer is increasing in developing countries, where healthcare infrastructures and resources are limited. Evaluating the pattern of care would provide evidence for planning and improvement of the situation. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We studied the pattern of residential place and clinical information of cancer patients who were admitted to the Cancer Institute of Iran from January 1, to May 31, 2012. RESULTS: We studied 1,705 consecutive cancer patients admitted to the Cancer Institute in the study period...
March 2017: Archives of Iranian Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28287316/association-between-preoperative-nutritional-status-and-postoperative-outcome-in-head-and-neck-cancer-patients
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John S L Leung, Alfred Seto, George K H Li
Head and neck cancer patients treated with surgery often experience significant postoperative morbidities. Administering preoperative nutritional intervention may improve surgical outcomes, but there is currently a paucity of data reviewing the association between preoperative nutritional status and postoperative outcome. It is therefore of importance to investigate this association among head and neck cancer patients. To assess the association between preoperative nutritional status and postoperative outcome in head and neck cancer patients treated with surgery, a retrospective study of 70 head and neck cancer patients who were surgically treated between 2013 and 2014 in a tertiary referral head and neck surgery center in Hong Kong was conducted...
April 2017: Nutrition and Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28284233/retrospective-study-of-rare-cutaneous-malignant-adnexal-tumors-of-the-head-and-neck-in-a-tertiary-care-cancer-hospital-a-case-series
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Omer Waqas, Muhammad Faisal, Irfan Haider, Awais Amjad, Arif Jamshed, Raza Hussain
BACKGROUND: Adnexal tumors of the skin are a large and diverse group of benign and malignant neoplasms, which exhibit morphological differentiation toward one of the different types of adnexal epithelium present in normal skin and they pose a diagnostic challenge. The purpose of this study is to share our experience with these rare but aggressive tumors at a tertiary care cancer hospital in a developing country. A retrospective review of 11 patients diagnosed with rare adnexal tumors and their variants from January 2005 to December 2014, treated either surgically or non-surgically, was performed to describe the clinicopathological characteristics and outcome of the disease...
March 12, 2017: Journal of Medical Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28279391/the-effectiveness-of-thyme-honey-for-the-management-of-treatment-induced-xerostomia-in-head-and-neck-cancer-patients-a%C3%A2-feasibility-randomized-control-trial
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Andreas Charalambous, Ekaterini Lambrinou, Nicos Katodritis, Dimitrios Vomvas, Vasilios Raftopoulos, Morpho Georgiou, Lefkios Paikousis, Melanie Charalambous
PURPOSE: Radiation-induced xerostomia is one of the most common side effects that head and neck cancer patients experience during and after treatment. Despite the various methods for the prevention and treatment of radiation-induced xerostomia, it remains highly prevalent among patients treated for head and neck cancers negatively influencing their lives. The purpose of this study was to evaluate the effectiveness of thyme honey as a means for managing radiation-induced xerostomia. METHOD: This was a parallel randomised controlled trial with two equal arms, the experimental arm (thyme honey) and the control arm (saline)...
April 2017: European Journal of Oncology Nursing: the Official Journal of European Oncology Nursing Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28265238/implant-prosthetic-rehabilitation-after-radiation-treatment-in-head-and-neck-cancer-patients-a-case-series-report-of-outcome
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Jasna Cotic, Jure Jamsek, Milan Kuhar, Natasa Ihan Hren, Andrej Kansky, Mutlu Özcan, Peter Jevnikar
BACKGROUND: Slovenia has a high burden of head and neck cancer. Patients are mostly treated with surgery followed by radiation therapy. Advanced surgical and prosthodontic techniques have expanded the rehabilitation options. The aim of the study was to review the outcome of implant-prosthetic treatment after radiation therapy. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Twenty irradiated head and neck cancer patients who received a removable implant-supported denture at the University Medical Centre Ljubljana were included in the study...
March 1, 2017: Radiology and Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28263428/longitudinal-monitoring-of-the-head-and-neck-lymphatics-in-response-to-surgery-and-radiation
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John C Rasmussen, I-Chih Tan, Syed Naqvi, Melissa B Aldrich, Erik A Maus, Angel I Blanco, Ron J Karni, Eva M Sevick-Muraca
BACKGROUND: The lymphatic vasculature provides a route for cancer metastases, and its dysfunction after cancer treatment can result in lymphedema. However, changes in the lymphatics before, during, and after surgery and radiation remain unclear. METHODS: Near-infrared fluorescence lymphatic imaging was performed before and after lymph node dissection and fractionated radiotherapy to assess changes in external lymphatic function. RESULTS: Patients who underwent both lymph node dissection and radiotherapy developed lymphatic dermal backflow on treated sides ranging from days after the start of radiotherapy to weeks after its completion, whereas contralateral regions that were not associated with lymph node dissection but also treated with radiotherapy experienced no such changes in external lymphatic anatomies...
March 6, 2017: Head & Neck
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28259292/what-is-the-role-of-postoperative-re-irradiation-in-recurrent-and-second-primary-squamous-cell-cancer-of-head-and-neck-a-literature-review-according-to-pico-criteria
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REVIEW
Anna Merlotti, Rosario Mazzola, Daniela Alterio, Filippo Alongi, Almalina Bacigalupo, Pierluigi Bonomo, Marta Maddalo, Elvio Grazioso Russi, Ester Orlandi
Re-irradiation has been increasingly offered as a potential effective treatment for head and neck squamous cell carcinoma (HNSCC) loco-regional recurrence as well as second primary tumor in previously irradiated area. This review focused on the role of postoperative re-irradiation (POreRT) in terms of feasibility, toxicity and long-term outcomes in HNSCC patients. The key issue for the research was formulated in two questions according to the PICO (population, intervention, control, and outcomes) criteria. A total of 16 publications met the inclusion criteria for a total of 919 patients; in 522 patients POreRT was performed...
March 2017: Critical Reviews in Oncology/hematology
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