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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29673737/epidemiological-features-of-cancers-of-the-oral-cavity-oropharynx-hypopharynx-and-larynx-cancer-in-r%C3%A3-union-island
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A Delagranda, G Leterme, E Chirpaz, C Ferdynus, C Fernandez, F Rubin
INTRODUCTION: This study had two objectives: firstly, to identify and compare characteristics of cancer of the oral cavity, oropharynx, hypopharynx and larynx in Réunion Island, a tropical French overseas territory in the southern hemisphere; and secondly, to discuss how incidence of these cancers is presented in the international literature. MATERIAL AND METHOD: A retrospective study included 599 patients diagnosed with cancer of the oral cavity, oropharynx, hypopharynx or larynx between 2009 and 2013 in Réunion Island...
April 16, 2018: European Annals of Otorhinolaryngology, Head and Neck Diseases
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29672858/neonates-colonized-with-pathogenic-bacteria-in-the-airways-have-a-low-grade-systemic-inflammation
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Nadia Rahman Fink, Bo Lund Chawes, Jonathan Thorsen, Jakob Stokholm, Karen Krogfelt, Susanne Schjørring, Marie Kragh, Klaus Bønnelykke, Susanne Brix, Hans Bisgaard
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: The development of childhood asthma is associated with neonatal colonization with pathogenic bacteria in hypopharynx. Furthermore, established asthma is associated with systemic low-grade inflammation. We here report on the association between neonatal colonization with pathogenic bacteria in hypopharynx and the development of systemic low-grade inflammation. METHODS: Bacterial colonization of the hypopharynx with M. catharralis, H. influenzae and/or S...
April 19, 2018: Allergy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29671054/survivin-expression-in-head-and-neck-squamous-cell-carcinomas-is-frequent-and-correlates-with-clinical-parameters-and-treatment-outcomes
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Adrian Münscher, Sebastian Prochnow, Amit Gulati, Guido Sauter, Balazs Lörincz, Marco Blessmann, Henning Hanken, Arne Böttcher, Till Sebastian Clauditz
OBJECTIVES: Strong expression of survivin is associated with worse survival in many different tumours, and in cell culture, a correlation between radiation resistance and survivin expression can be seen. The potential of survivin expression as a prognostic/predictive marker or therapeutic target has not been examined in head and neck squamous cell carcinomas (HNSCC) yet. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Retrospective study of 452 tissue samples and clinical data from patients with squamous cell carcinomas of the larynx/hypopharynx (LSCC), oral cavity (OSCC) and oropharynx (OPSCC) treated in the University Medical Centre Hamburg-Eppendorf between 2002 and 2006...
April 18, 2018: Clinical Oral Investigations
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29670856/cdkn2a-copy-number-loss-is-an-independent-prognostic-factor-in-hpv-negative-head-and-neck-squamous-cell-carcinoma
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William S Chen, Ranjit S Bindra, Allen Mo, Thomas Hayman, Zain Husain, Joseph N Contessa, Stephen G Gaffney, Jeffrey P Townsend, James B Yu
Background: HPV infection is associated with high p16 expression and good prognosis in head and neck squamous cell carcinomas (HNSCCs). Analysis of CDKN2A, the gene encoding p16, may further elucidate the association between p16 expression and prognosis. We sought to determine whether CDKN2A copy number loss was associated with poor survival in HPV-negative HNSCCs. Methods: The Cancer Genome Atlas HNSCC clinical and genomic data were obtained and integrated. Patients <80 years old with a primary tumor in the oral cavity, oropharynx, hypopharynx, or larynx were included...
2018: Frontiers in Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29669770/accidental-and-potentially-life-threatening-finding-pulsatile-mass-of-the-hypopharynx
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Joana Maria Soares Ferreira, Edite Coimbra, António Faria Almeida, Artur Condé
Anatomical variations of the cervical part of the internal carotid artery (ICA) are not rare in the general population. They are usually asymptomatic and more common in the elderly. We report the case of a 70-year-old Caucasian woman who was referred to our department due to chronic cough. We performed a flexible nasofibrolaryngoscopy that demonstrated the presence of a pulsatile mass in the hypopharynx. After performing a cervical contrast-enhanced CT, the mass turned out to be an aberrant variation of the cervical part of the ICA...
April 18, 2018: BMJ Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29666294/laryngeal-responses-to-mechanically-assisted-cough-in-progressing-amyotrophic-lateral-sclerosis
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Tiina M Andersen, Astrid Sandnes, Ove Fondenes, Roy M Nilsen, Ole-Bjørn Tysnes, John-Helge Heimdal, Hege H Clemm, Thomas Halvorsen, Maria Vollsœter, Ola D Røksund
BACKGROUND: Respiratory complications represent the major cause of death in amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS). Noninvasive respiratory support is the mainstay therapy, but treatment becomes challenging as the disease progresses, possibly due to a malfunctioning larynx, which is the entrance to the airways. We studied laryngeal response patterns to mechanically assisted cough (mechanical insufflation-exsufflation) as ALS progresses. METHODS: This prospective longitudinal study of 13 consecutively included subjects with ALS were followed up during 2011-2016 with repeated tests of lung function, neurological status, and laryngeal responses to mechanical insufflation-exsufflation using video-recorded flexible transnasal fiberoptic laryngoscopy...
April 17, 2018: Respiratory Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29622396/the-distended-fetal-hypopharynx-a-sensitive-and-novel-sign-for-the-prenatal-diagnosis-of-esophageal-atresia
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Sarah Tracy, Terry L Buchmiller, Offir Ben-Ishay, Carol E Barnewolt, Susan A Connolly, David Zurakowski, Andrew Phelps, Judy A Estroff
BACKGROUND/PURPOSE: Although advances have been made in the prenatal diagnosis of esophageal atresia (EA), most neonates are not identified until after birth. The distended hypopharynx (DHP) has been suggested as a novel prenatal sign for EA. We assess its diagnostic accuracy and predictive value on ultrasound (US) and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI), both alone and in combination with the esophageal pouch (EP) and secondary signs of EA (polyhydramnios and a small or absent fetal stomach)...
March 7, 2018: Journal of Pediatric Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29610733/peculiarities-of-intra-thoracic-colon-interposition-eso-coloplasty-indications-surgical-management-and-outcomes
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Lucile Gust, Henri De Lesquen, Ilies Bouabdallah, Geoffrey Brioude, Pascal-Alexandre Thomas, Xavier-Benoit D'journo
Stomach is the usual organ of choice for oesophageal replacement. Gastric pull-up is a standardized, fast and secure procedure, requiring only one anastomosis and usually performed with mini-invasive techniques. Colon is used when the stomach is not available, for tumours of the upper oesophagus or the hypopharynx, for benign or paediatric diseases. It is a complex surgery requiring a specific pre-operative management, three or four anastomoses, and a careful choice of the route of reconstruction. Early post-operative complications, such as anastomotic leakage, are frequent...
February 2018: Annals of Translational Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29603576/incidence-of-head-and-neck-cancer-in-children-a-danish-nationwide-study-from-1978-to-2014
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Christian Grønhøj, Lisa Hjalgrim, Kathrine K Jakobsen, Birgitte Charabi, Christian Mirian, Gunnar H Laier, Katalin Kiss, Catherine Rechnitzer, Jeppe Friborg, Christian von Buchwald, Thomas Hjuler
BACKGROUND: Pediatric head and neck malignancies are rare and only a few descriptive epidemiological studies have been published. Using unique nationwide registries, we report age-specific incidence rates of head and neck cancer (HNC) among children during four decades. METHODS: Data were obtained from the Danish Cancer Registry. We included children aged 0-14 years diagnosed between January 1, 1978 and December 31, 2014 with extra-orbital, nonskin and nonbone HNC...
March 30, 2018: Pediatric Blood & Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29594250/anti-pd-l1-durvalumab-combined-with-cetuximab-and-radiotherapy-in-locally-advanced-squamous-cell-carcinoma-of-the-head-and-neck-a-phase-i-ii-study-ducro
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Pierluigi Bonomo, Isacco Desideri, Mauro Loi, Monica Mangoni, Mariangela Sottili, Livia Marrazzo, Cinzia Talamonti, Daniela Greto, Stefania Pallotta, Lorenzo Livi
Introduction and background: Head and neck squamous cell carcinoma (HNSCC) has been increasingly recognized as an immune suppressive malignancy. The efficacy of immune checkpoint inhibitors (ICI's) in the context of recurrent/metastatic (R/M) setting anticipates the possible integration of immunotherapy into the therapeutic armamentarium of locally advanced disease. Durvalumab (DUR) is a humanized monoclonal IgG1, anti-PD-L1 antibody with promising data in R/M HNSCC. The aim of our study is to test the antitumor activity of a combined regimen incorporating an immune checkpoint inhibitor into a conventional bio-radiation strategy for the cure of unfavorable locally advanced HNSCC...
February 2018: Clinical and translational radiation oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29594214/sdf-1-cxcr4-expression-in-head-and-neck-cancer-and-outcome-after-postoperative-radiochemotherapy
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Chiara De-Colle, David Mönnich, Stefan Welz, Simon Boeke, Bence Sipos, Falko Fend, Paul-Stefan Mauz, Inge Tinhofer, Volker Budach, Jehad Abu Jawad, Martin Stuschke, Panagiotis Balermpas, Claus Rödel, Anca-Ligia Grosu, Amir Abdollahi, Jürgen Debus, Christine Bayer, Claus Belka, Steffi Pigorsch, Stephanie E Combs, Fabian Lohaus, Annett Linge, Mechthild Krause, Michael Baumann, Daniel Zips, Apostolos Menegakis
Introduction: Outcome after postoperative radiochemotherapy (RT-CT) for patients with advanced head and neck squamous cell carcinomas (HNSCC) remains unsatisfactory, especially among those with HPV negative tumours. Therefore, new biomarkers are needed to further define subgroups for individualised therapeutic approaches. Preclinical and first clinical observations showed that the chemokine receptor CXCR4 and its ligand SDF-1 (CXCL12) play an important role in tumour cell proliferation, survival, cancer progression, metastasis and treatment resistance...
August 2017: Clinical and Translational Radiation Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29576961/clinical-impact-of-albumin-in-advanced-head-and-neck-cancer-patients-with-free-flap-reconstruction-a-retrospective-study
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Ming-Hsien Tsai, Hui-Ching Chuang, Yu-Tsai Lin, Hui Lu, Wei-Chih Chen, Fu-Min Fang, Chih-Yen Chien
Background: Poor nutritional status among patients with advanced stage head and neck squamous cell carcinoma (HNSCC) is common. Albumin is a common indicator of nutritional status and has been shown to be a predictor of oncological outcomes and perioperative morbidity. This study aims to determine the prognostic value of the serum albumin level among patients with advanced HNSCC undergoing surgery with simultaneous free flap reconstruction. Methods: A total of 233 patients with advanced head and neck cancer undergoing tumor resection and immediate microvascular free flap reconstruction in a tertiary referral center were enrolled retrospectively between January 2009 and December 2011...
2018: PeerJ
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29563733/analysis-of-factors-affecting-the-longevity-of-voice-prosthesis-following-total-laryngectomy-with-a-review-of-literature
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Arvind Krishnamurthy, Suhaildeen Khwajamohiuddin
Tracheoesophageal voice puncture (TEP) coupled with the use of voice prosthesis has been considered as the gold standard for speech rehabilitation in patients of advanced laryngeal/hypopharyngeal carcinomas, who have undergone a total laryngectomy with or without partial pharyngectomy. Although prosthetic voice rehabilitation is commonly practiced worldwide including India, there is a paucity of published Indian data, more so in the current era of organ conservation. This study included 60 laryngectomized patients with a prosthetic voice rehabilitation at a tertiary cancer center in South India between January 1, 2010 and December 31, 2013...
March 2018: Indian Journal of Surgical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29563730/clinicopathological-factors-of-cervical-nodal-metastasis-and-the-concept-of-selective-lateral-neck-dissection-in-the-surgical-management-of-carcinoma-larynx-and-hypopharynx-and-its-outcome
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Elizabeth Mathew Iype, Santhosh Kumar N, Sreekanth S Kumar, Bipin T Varghese, Jaya C Jose
To study the clinicopathological and molecular factors which correlate with nodal metastasis in laryngeal and hypopharyngeal carcinoma, a retrospective analysis of 170 patients who underwent surgery for laryngeal and hypopharyngeal carcinoma at RCC, Trivandrum from 2006 to 2010 was done. The pathological nodal stage and levels of involvement were correlated with the clinicopathologic features of the primary disease. Neck node positivity was significantly more for lesions of pyriform sinus lesion (61%), with thyroid cartilage erosion (56%) and with base tongue involvement (88%)...
March 2018: Indian Journal of Surgical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29556915/sporadic-minute-pharyngeal-xanthomas-detected-incidentally-during-esophagogastroduodenoscopy-a-case-series
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Kenta Hamada, Yoji Takeuchi, Chiaki Kubo, Yasuhiko Tomita, Masayasu Omori, Noriya Uedo, Ryu Ishihara, Yasushi Yamasaki, Sachiko Yamamoto, Tomofumi Akasaka, Noboru Hanaoka, Koji Higashino, Hiroyuki Okada, Hiroyasu Iishi
Pharyngeal xanthomas are considered rare, and no reports have described their endoscopic appearance under magnifying or image-enhanced endoscopy. We report three cases of asymptomatic sporadic pharyngeal xanthoma that were detected incidentally during routine esophagogastroduodenoscopy. All the patients were men and had a solitary lesion of about 1 mm in size. Two of the lesions were located in the oropharynx, while one was in the hypopharynx. Non-magnifying endoscopy showed yellowish lesions, and magnifying endoscopy showed an aggregation of minute yellowish nodules with tortuous microvessels on their surface...
March 19, 2018: Head and Neck Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29542051/quantifying-anatomic-deformations-during-laryngoscopy
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Xiaotian Wu, Joseph A Paydarfar, Ryan J Halter
For a variety of head and neck cancers, specifically those of the oropharynx, larynx, and hypopharynx, minimally invasive trans-oral approaches have been developed to reduce perioperative and long-term morbidity. However, in trans-oral surgical approaches anatomical deformation due to instrumentation, specifically placement of laryngoscopes and retractors, present a significant challenge for surgeons relying on preoperative imaging to resect tumors to negative margins. Quantifying the deformation due to instrumentation is needed in order to develop predictive models of operative deformation...
March 14, 2018: Annals of Biomedical Engineering
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29533459/head-and-neck-squamous-cell-cancers-in-the-united-states-are-rare-and-the-risk-now-is-higher-among-white-individuals-compared-with-black-individuals
#17
Carole Fakhry, Martin Krapcho, David W Eisele, Gypsyamber D'Souza
BACKGROUND: The increasing incidence of oropharyngeal squamous cell cancer (OPSCC) is well established. However, up-to-date incidence estimates and trends for head and neck squamous cell cancers (HNSCCs) overall, including major anatomic sites, and nonoropharyngeal (non-OP) HNSCCs by sex, race, and age in the United States are not well described. METHODS: A retrospective analysis of incident HNSCCs during 1992 through 2014 using the Surveillance, Epidemiology, and End Results database was performed to evaluate the incidence of HNSCCs overall, OPSCC, and non-OP HNSCC (those of the larynx, oral cavity, hypopharynx, nasopharynx, and nasal cavity)...
March 13, 2018: Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29530457/patient-characteristics-and-costs-in-recurrent-or-refractory-head-and-neck-cancer-retrospective-analysis-of-a-community-oncology-database
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Maxine D Fisher, Ancilla W Fernandes, Temitope O Olufade, Paul J Miller, Mark S Walker, Moon Fenton
PURPOSE: The goal of this study was to describe patient characteristics, health resource utilization (HRU), and costs associated with treating recurrent or refractory head and neck cancer (HNC) among patients with disease progression in the community oncology setting. METHODS: This retrospective observational study was conducted by using data from the Vector Oncology Data Warehouse. Patients had been diagnosed with locally advanced or metastatic (stage III-IVc) HNC between January 1, 2007, and October 1, 2015...
March 9, 2018: Clinical Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29516934/patterns-of-tobacco-use-in-patients-with-upper-aero-digestive-tract-cancers-a-hospital-based-study
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Amal Chandra Kataki, Jagannath Dev Sharma, Manigreeva Krishnatreya, Nizara Baishya, Manoj Kalita
Background: Tobacco use is a major risk factor for increasing the burden of upper aero digestive tract (UADT) cancer in the population of Northeast India. Objective: The objective of this study was to investigate the pattern of tobacco use in different UADT cancer. Materials and Methods: This was a retrospective study of electronically recorded data of the Hospital Cancer Registry for the period of May 2014 to December 2014. The UADT cancers were evaluated for gender and age-group distribution, their relative proportion, and association with tobacco use and tobacco-associated risk in males to develop UADT cancers...
January 2018: Journal of Cancer Research and Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29509539/cervical-exenteration-guidelines-and-surgical-technique-principles
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Constantin Ciuce, Răzvan Scurtu, Cătălin Ciuce, Raluca Apostu, Horea Bocşe, George Dindelegan
Introduction: Neoplastic invasion of the structures of the cervical region originating from a malignant tumour developed in one of the viscera of the throat may benefit from cervical exenteration. Defined as resection of the hypopharynx, cervical oesophagus, larynx and cervical trachea, exenteration has limited indications and is mandatorily accompanied by digestive tube reconstruction. The aim of this article is to highlight the indication, surgical strategy and important surgical stages illustrated by images from personal professional experience...
January 2018: Chirurgia
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