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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29331751/comprehensive-genomic-profiling-of-head-and-neck-squamous-cell-carcinoma-reveals-fgfr1-amplifications-and-tumour-genomic-alterations-burden-as-prognostic-biomarkers-of-survival
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C Dubot, V Bernard, M P Sablin, S Vacher, W Chemlali, A Schnitzler, G Pierron, K Ait Rais, N Bessoltane, E Jeannot, J Klijanienko, O Mariani, T Jouffroy, V Calugaru, C Hoffmann, M Lesnik, N Badois, F Berger, C Le Tourneau, M Kamal, I Bieche
BACKGROUND: We aimed at identifying deleterious genomic alterations from untreated head and neck squamous cell carcinoma (HNSCC) patients, and assessing their prognostic value. PATIENTS AND METHODS: We retrieved 122 HNSCC patients who underwent primary surgery. Targeted NGS was used to analyse a panel of 100 genes selected among the most frequently altered genes in HNSCC and potential therapeutic targets. We selected only deleterious (activating or inactivating) single nucleotide variations, and copy number variations for analysis...
January 10, 2018: European Journal of Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29330861/validity-evidence-as-a-key-marker-of-quality-of-technical-skill-assessment-in-otl-hns
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Mathilde Labbé, Meredith Young, Lily H P Nguyen
OBJECTIVE: Quality monitoring of assessment practices should be a priority in all residency programs. Validity evidence is one of the main hallmarks of assessment quality and should be collected to support the interpretation and use of assessment data. Our objective was to identify, synthesize, and present the validity evidence reported supporting different technical skill assessment tools in otolaryngology-head and neck surgery (OTL-HNS). METHODS: We performed a secondary analysis of data generated through a systematic review of all published tools for assessing technical skills in OTL-HNS (n = 16)...
January 13, 2018: Laryngoscope
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29329114/synovial-sarcomas-of-the-upper-aero-digestive-tract-is-there-a-role-for-conservative-surgery
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Alberto Paderno, Alessandro Gronchi, Cesare Piazza
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: To present the current state of knowledge concerning the role of conservative surgery in the treatment of synovial sarcomas of the upper aero-digestive tract (UADT). RECENT FINDINGS: The wider experience on synovial sarcomas involving the extremities and the results of retrospective reports focused on head and neck synovial sarcomas tend to justify a conservative surgical approach when dealing with tumors involving the UADT. SUMMARY: UADT synovial sarcomas is an extremely rare clinical entity (only around 50 cases reported in the literature, with four more herein presented from our own surgical series), with no clear guidelines concerning its treatment...
January 11, 2018: Current Opinion in Otolaryngology & Head and Neck Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29328540/case-of-late-onset-relapsing-surgical-site-infection-related-to-a-venous-coupler-placed-during-free-flap-reconstruction-for-major-head-and-neck-cancer
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Yin Ren, Daniel G Deschler, Dipti Sajed, Marlene L Durand
BACKGROUND: Venous coupling devices are widely used during reconstructive surgery involving microvascular anastomosis but have not served as foreign bodies in head and neck surgical site infections. METHODS: We conducted a case report. RESULTS: A patient underwent resection and free flap reconstruction for recurrent tongue squamous cell carcinoma. She developed a neck abscess due to Streptococcus intermedius 7 weeks postoperatively, days after starting chemoradiotherapy...
January 12, 2018: Head & Neck
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29327731/transoral-robotic-surgery-in-eagle-s-syndrome-our-experience-on-four-patients
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D H Kim, Y H Lee, D Cha, S H Kim
Eagle's syndrome is characterised by focal pain in the tonsillar fossa on wide mouth opening or head rotation and various accompanying symptoms. While the syndrome is difficult to diagnose, shortening the styloid process via a transoral or transcervical surgical approach has been shown to be the most effective treatment. The aim of this article was to document our experience with a transoral robotic approach to treat Eagle's syndrome and to present the outcomes of four patients. We reviewed the cases of four patients with Eagle's syndrome who underwent transoral robotic surgery (TORS)...
December 2017: Acta Otorhinolaryngologica Italica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29326400/treatment-of-cutaneous-angiosarcoma-of-the-scalp-and-face-in-the-chinese-patients-local-experience-at-a-regional-hospital-in-hong-kong
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T L Chow, W Wy Kwan, C K Kwan
INTRODUCTION: Angiosarcoma is a rare aggressive sarcoma that occurs mostly in the skin of the head and neck in the elderly population. The optimal management is dubious and most studies are from Caucasian populations. We aimed to find out the treatment and outcome of this disease in Chinese patients. METHODS: Data of patients with histopathologically verified cutaneous angiosarcoma of the head and neck during December 1997 to September 2016 were retrieved from our cancer registry...
January 12, 2018: Hong Kong Medical Journal, Xianggang Yi Xue za Zhi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29324861/cost-of-treatment-for-head-and-neck-cancer-in-india
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Akashdeep Singh Chauhan, Shankar Prinja, Sushmita Ghoshal, Roshan Verma, Arun S Oinam
There are no published data on the cost of cancer treatment for guiding reimbursement decisions in India. The present study was designed to estimate the cost of treating head and neck cancer (HNC) with the aim of determining package rates. The present study was undertaken in the Departments of Radiotherapy and Otolaryngology of a large tertiary care hospital in North India. Economic health system costs incurred were assessed using a bottom-up methodology. Data on all resources-capital or recurrent, incurred on the delivery of HNC treatment were collected from April 2014 to March 2015...
2018: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29322968/treatment-strategies-for-traumatic-cervico-cranial-pseudoaneurysms-a-single-institution-experience
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Ming-Jun Cai, Guo-Zheng Xu, Ming Yang, Lian-Ting Ma, Xin-Jian Yang, Bao-Chang Shi, Jun Li, Li Pan
AIM: Limited clinical and angiographic data exists for patients with traumatic cervico-cerebral pseudoaneurysms. In this paper, we present our limited experience with various management strategies for traumatic cervico-cranial pseudoaneurysms. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We retrospectively analyzed 37 consecutive cases of traumatic pseudoaneurysms involving the cervico-cranial or the cerebral arteries diagnosed at our center from September 2009 to December 2014. The demographic data, etiology, clinical presentation, lesion location, treatment modality, and follow-up outcomes of these patients were reviewed...
January 2018: Neurology India
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29322502/systematic-review-of-benefits-or-harms-of-routine-anaesthetist-inserted-throat-packs-in-adults-practice-recommendations-for-inserting-and-counting-throat-packs-an-evidence-based-consensus-statement-by-the-difficult-airway-society-das-the-british-association
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V Athanassoglou, A Patel, B McGuire, A Higgs, M S Dover, P A Brennan, A Banerjee, B Bingham, J J Pandit
Throat packs are commonly inserted by anaesthetists after induction of anaesthesia for dental, maxillofacial, nasal or upper airway surgery. However, the evidence supporting this practice as routine is unclear, especially in the light of accidentally retained throat packs which constitute 'Never Events' as defined by NHS England. On behalf of three relevant national organisations, we therefore conducted a systematic review and literature search to assess the evidence base for benefit, and also the extent and severity of complications associated with throat pack use...
January 10, 2018: Anaesthesia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29322269/prognostic-value-of-simultaneous-18f-fdg-pet-mri-using-a-combination-of-metabolo-volumetric-parameters-and-apparent-diffusion-coefficient-in-treated-head-and-neck-cancer
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Yong-Il Kim, Gi Jeong Cheon, Seo Young Kang, Jin Chul Paeng, Keon Wook Kang, Dong Soo Lee, June-Key Chung
BACKGROUND: The aim of this study was to determine the usefulness of combined positron emission tomography (PET)/magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) parameters provided by simultaneous 18F-fluorodeoxyglucose (FDG) PET/MRI for the prediction of treatment failure in surgically resected head and neck cancer. We hypothesized that PET parameters corrected by tumor cellularity (combined PET/MRI parameters) could predict the prognosis. On regional PET, maximum standardized uptake value (SUVmax) was measured as metabolic parameters...
January 10, 2018: EJNMMI Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29316962/hopon-hyperbaric-oxygen-for-the-prevention-of-osteoradionecrosis-a-randomised-controlled-trial-of-hyperbaric-oxygen-to-prevent-osteoradionecrosis-of-the-irradiated-mandible-study-protocol-for-a-randomised-controlled-trial
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Richard Shaw, Christopher Butterworth, Binyam Tesfaye, Matthew Bickerstaff, Susanna Dodd, Gary Smerdon, Seema Chauhan, Peter Brennan, Keith Webster, James McCaul, Peter Nixon, Anastasios Kanatas, Paul Silcocks
BACKGROUND: Osteoradionecrosis of the mandible is the most common serious complication of radiotherapy for head and neck malignancy. For decades, hyperbaric oxygen has been employed in efforts to prevent those cases of osteoradionecrosis that are precipitated by dental extractions or implant placement. The evidence for using hyperbaric oxygen remains poor and current clinical practice varies greatly. We describe a protocol for a clinical trial to assess the benefit of hyperbaric oxygen in the prevention of osteoradionecrosis during surgery on the irradiated mandible...
January 10, 2018: Trials
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29316119/solid-pseudopapillary-tumour-of-the-pancreas-clinicopathological-analysis
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Simon McCluney, Nilukshi Wijesuriya, Vinayata Sheshappanavar, Joanne Chin-Aleong, Roger Feakins, Robert Hutchins, Ajit Abraham, Satyajit Bhattacharya, Roberto Valente, Hemant Kocher
BACKGROUND: We report on our experience of the surgical management and outcomes of 11 patients with solid pseudopapillary tumour of the pancreas (SPT). We sought to correlate the immunohistochemical staining of these tumours with that previously reported in the literature. METHODS: A retrospective analysis of the clinical presentation, radiological findings, surgical treatment, histopathological characteristics and outcomes for patients surgically managed with SPT at The Royal London Hospital...
January 8, 2018: ANZ Journal of Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29315499/increased-pathologic-upstaging-with-rising-time-to-treatment-initiation-for-head-and-neck-cancer-a-mechanism-for-increased-mortality
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Roy Xiao, Matthew C Ward, Kailin Yang, David J Adelstein, Shlomo A Koyfman, Brandon L Prendes, Brian B Burkey
BACKGROUND: Time to treatment initiation (TTI) is increasing and is associated with worsening survival. In the current study, the authors sought to identify a mechanism for this relationship by assessing the effect of TTI on clinical-to-pathologic upstaging in patients with head and neck squamous cell carcinoma (HNSCC). METHODS: Using the National Cancer Data Base, the authors analyzed patients receiving definitive surgery for SCC of the oral cavity, oropharynx, larynx, and hypopharynx from 2005 through 2014...
January 9, 2018: Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29315192/long-term-hearing-preservation-outcomes-for-small-vestibular-schwannomas-retrosigmoid-removal-versus-observation
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Weidong Zhu, Hongsai Chen, Huan Jia, Yongchuan Chai, Jie Yang, Zhaoyan Wang, Hao Wu
OBJECTIVE: Management of small vestibular schwannomas (VSs) consists of three options: serial observation, radiosurgery, and microsurgery. The authors reported the long-term hearing outcomes after retrosigmoid tumor removal in 110 patients and hearing follow-up outcomes in 160 serial observation patients with small VSs to explore the appropriate management strategy and predictive factors of hearing preservation for small VSs. STUDY DESIGN: Retrospective study. SETTING: Tertiary referral center...
February 2018: Otology & Neurotology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29315190/audiological-outcomes-in-growing-vestibular-schwannomas-managed-either-conservatively-or-with-stereotactic-radiosurgery
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Thomas Daniel Milner, Richard R Locke, Georgios Kontorinis, John A Crowther
OBJECTIVE: Recent studies have suggested good hearing preservation following stereotactic radiosurgery (STRS) in patients with vestibular schwannomas (VS). This study aims to assess audiological outcomes in patients with growing VS treated either with STRS, or managed conservatively. STUDY DESIGN: Retrospective cohort study. SETTING: Tertiary referral center. PATIENTS: Out of 540 patients with VS, 69 patients with growing VS fulfilled the inclusion criteria; 24 treated conservatively and 45 with STRS...
February 2018: Otology & Neurotology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29315187/intra-and-interexaminer-variability-of-two-separate-video-head-impulse-test-systems-assessing-all-six-semicircular-canals
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Emil Riis Abrahamsen, Ann-Eva Christensen, Dan Dupont Hougaard
OBJECTIVE: To evaluate intra- and interexaminer variability of the video Head Impulse Test (v-HIT) when assessing all six semicircular canals (SCCs) of two separate v-HIT systems. STUDY DESIGN: Prospective study. SETTING: Department of Otolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery, Aalborg University Hospital, Denmark. PATIENTS: One hundred twenty healthy subjects. INTERVENTION: Four separate tests of all six SCCs with either system A or system B...
February 2018: Otology & Neurotology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29313973/mouse-model-of-post-surgical-primary-tumor-recurrence-and-regional-lymph-node-metastasis-progression-in-hpv-related-head-and-neck-cancer
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Maxime Mermod, Agnès Hiou-Feige, Esther Bovay, Vincent Roh, Jana Sponarova, Massimo Bongiovanni, Daniel W Vermeer, John H Lee, Tatiana V Petrova, Jean-Paul Rivals, Yan Monnier, Genrich V Tolstonog, Christian Simon
HPV-positive head and neck squamous cell carcinoma (HNSCC) is increasingly frequent. Management is particularly debated in the case of post-surgical high-risk features, i.e., positive surgical margins and extracapsular spread (ECS). In this increasingly complex emerging framework of HNSCC treatment, representative pre-clinical models are needed to support future clinical trials and advances in personalized medicine. Here, we present an immunocompetent mouse model based on the implantation of mouse tonsil epithelial HPV16-E6/E7-expressing cancer cells into the submental region of the floor-of-the-mouth...
January 4, 2018: International Journal of Cancer. Journal International du Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29313462/mucoepidermoid-carcinoma-a-23-year-experience-with-emphasis-on-low-grade-tumors-with-close-positive-margins
#18
Joseph Spellman, Gabriel Calzada
Objective Describe outcomes for mucoepidermoid carcinoma by histologic grade and evaluate outcomes for patients with low-grade tumors with close/positive margins after initial surgical resection. Study Design Cohort study. Setting Kaiser Permanente Southern California Medical Group from 1993 to 2016. Subjects and Methods Retrospective review of 154 patients with major and minor salivary gland mucoepidermoid carcinoma of the head and neck. Disease-specific and recurrence-free survival were stratified by tumor grade...
January 1, 2018: Otolaryngology—Head and Neck Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29313402/a-case-report-of-a-primary-apocrine-adenocarcinoma-of-the-eyelid-with-literature-review
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C Pagano Boza, R Vigo, J E Premoli, J Croxatto, J Gonzalez Barlatay
INTRODUCTION: Primary Apocrine adenocarcinomas (PAA) are very infrequent tumors that are often confused initially with benign lesions. Little is known about this disease and there is still much to be clarified. We present a case of PAA on the eyelid successfully treated with surgery alone and a literature review regarding what is currently described about this disease. METHODS: Noncomparative, retrospective case report of a patient with PAA on the eyelid succesfully treated with surgery alone and a literautre review...
January 9, 2018: Orbit
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29310703/management-of-persistent-epistaxis-using-floseal-hemostatic-matrix-vs-traditional-nasal-packing-a-prospective-randomized-control-trial
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Scott Murray, Adrian Mendez, Alexander Hopkins, Hamdy El-Hakim, Caroline C Jeffery, David W J Côté
BACKGROUND: Epistaxis is the most common emergent consultation to otolaryngology-head & neck surgery (OHNS) and with 60% of the population having experienced an episode and 1.6 in 10,000 requiring hospitalization in their lifetime. In preliminary studies Floseal® (Baxter, USA) Hemostatic Matrix has shown efficacy in up to 80% of persistent anterior epistaxis. We sought to evaluate the clinical efficacy and cost-effectiveness of Floseal® (Baxter, USA) compared to traditional nasal packing for persistent epistaxis...
January 8, 2018: Journal of Otolaryngology—Head & Neck Surgery
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