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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
Seda Ekizoglu, Turgut Ulutin, Jalal Guliyev, Nur Buyru
Head and neck squamous cell carcinomas (HNSCC) are a diverse group of tumor types, including neoplasia of the paranasal sinuses, oral cavity, trachea, pharynx and larynx. Laryngeal cancer is the most common type of HNSCC. The proline-rich 4 (PRR4) protein is synthesized in the acinar cells of human lacrimal glands. Previous studies have demonstrated that PRR4 may function as an antimicrobial protein protecting the ocular surface and the oral cavity. In order to determine differentially expressed genes (DEGs) in laryngeal tumors, a GeneFishing Assay was performed; 27 DEGs were identified...
April 2018: Oncology Letters
Cheng-Chieh Hsu, Wing-Yin Li, Pen-Yuan Chu
RATIONALE: Salivary duct carcinoma (SDC) is a rare and aggressive subtype of salivary gland carcinoma that histologically resembles in situ and invasive ductal carcinoma of the breast. We present the first case of advanced SDC of the minor salivary gland arising from the supraglottis and review the literature on the clinicopathologic characteristics and prognosis of SDC. PATIENT CONCERNS: A 59-year-old male patient with progressive difficulty in swallowing and a muffled voice for 2 months...
March 2018: Medicine (Baltimore)
L Wang, W Wu, G Wang
Objective: To investigate the significance of the detection of pepsin in saliva and the pharyngeal pH monitoring in the diagnosis of laryngopharyngeal reflux disease(LPRD). Methods: A total of 176 patients (140 patients with simple pharyngitis and 36 patients with space-occupying lesions of larynx) who were suspected to have laryngopharyngeal reflux between February and December 2016 were retrospectively reviewed. All the patients were evaluated with reflux symptom index (RSI), reflux finding score (RFS) and 24-hour pharyngeal pH monitoring(Dx-pH)...
February 27, 2018: Zhonghua Yi Xue za Zhi [Chinese medical journal]
Markus Wirth, Daniel Jira, Armin Ott, Guido Piontek, Anja Pickhard
The clinical impact of the expression of NOTCH1 signaling components in squamous cell carcinoma of the pharynx and larynx has only been evaluated in subgroups. The aim of this study was therefore to evaluate NOTCH1 expression in head and neck squamous cell cancer (HNSCC) patient tissue and cell lines. We analyzed tissue from 195 HNSCCs and tissue from 30 normal patients for mRNA expression of NOTCH1, NOTCH3, HES1, HEY1, and JAG1 using quantitative real-time PCR. Association of expression results and clinical orpathological factors was examined with multivariate Cox regression...
March 13, 2018: International Journal of Molecular Sciences
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
Gamze Tatar, Tevfik F Cermik, Yesim Karagoz, Cihan Gundogan, Didem Karacetin, Elif Yildiz, Ozgur Yigit
PURPOSE: This study aimed to determine whether intravenous contrast-enhanced dual-phase fluorine-18--fluorodeoxyglucose (F-FDG) PET/CT scans provide additional diagnostic information compared with the MRI/CT in patients with laryngeal carcinoma during the initial staging. PATIENTS AND METHODS: Forty-five consecutive patients (44 men, one woman; mean age±SD, 67.0±9.0 years, range: 45-80 years) with carcinoma of the larynx who had MRI/CT and intravenous contrast-enhanced PET/CT were enrolled...
April 2018: Nuclear Medicine Communications
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
Thomas J W Klein Nulent, Matthijs H Valstar, Bart de Keizer, Stefan M Willems, Laura A Smit, Abrahim Al-Mamgani, Ludwig E Smeele, Robert J J van Es, Remco de Bree, Wouter V Vogel
OBJECTIVES: Prostate-specific membrane antigen (PSMA) positron emission tomography/computed tomography (PET/CT) is used for detection and (re)staging of prostate cancer. However, healthy salivary, seromucous, and lacrimal glands also have high PSMA-ligand uptake. This study aimed to describe physiologic PSMA-ligand uptake distribution characteristics in the head and neck to aid in PSMA PET/CT interpretation and to identify possible new clinical applications for PSMA-ligand imaging. STUDY DESIGN: Thirty consecutive patients who underwent PSMA PET/CT for prostate cancer were evaluated...
January 31, 2018: Oral Surgery, Oral Medicine, Oral Pathology and Oral Radiology
Anke Schlüter, Patrick Weller, Oliver Kanaan, Ivonne Nel, Lukas Heusgen, Benedikt Höing, Pia Haßkamp, Sebastian Zander, Magis Mandapathil, Nina Dominas, Judith Arnolds, Boris A Stuck, Stephan Lang, Agnes Bankfalvi, Sven Brandau
BACKGROUND: Patients suffering from squamous cell carcinoma of the larynx (LSCC) with lymphatic metastasis have a relatively poor prognosis and often require radical therapeutic management. The mechanisms which drive metastasis to the lymph nodes are largely unknown but may be promoted by a pro-angiogenic tumor microenvironment. In this study, we examined whether the number of microvessels and the expression level of vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) in the primary tumor are correlated with the degree of lymph node metastasis (N-stage), tumor staging (T) and survival time in LSCC patients...
March 9, 2018: BMC Cancer
Sommer Nurkic, Tarik Nurkic, Christopher G Morris, Robert J Amdur, William M Mendenhall
OBJECTIVES: Examine the utility of pretreatment computed tomography in predicting local control (LC) in squamous cell carcinoma of the supraglottic larynx treated with primary radiotherapy (RT). METHODS: In total, 167 patients treated between 1983 and 2013 were reviewed. Patients had received pretreatment diagnostic computed tomographic imaging of the larynx and neck from which primary tumor volume (PrTV) was delineated. LC, larynx function at last follow-up, and RT complications were recorded...
March 8, 2018: American Journal of Clinical Oncology
Ashley J Guthrie, Raymond L Chai
IMPORTANCE: Transoral robotic surgery has revolutionized the practice of head and neck surgery over the past decade, with indications now expanding to include laryngeal pathology. Although laryngeal chondrosarcoma is a rare entity, trends in otolaryngology literature suggest that it can frequently be managed with conservative approaches. We hope to inspire other head and neck surgeons to consider transoral robotic surgery for the treatment of such tumors so that outcomes data can be collected and studied...
March 1, 2018: American Journal of Otolaryngology
Chatterjee Ananjan, Mahadesh Jyothi, B L Laxmidevi, Pillai Arun Gopinathan, Salroo Humaira Nazir, L Pradeep
Introduction: Oral squamous cell carcinoma (OSCC) accounts 94% of all malignant lesions in the oral cavity. In the assessment of OSCC, nowadays the WHO grading system has been followed widely but due to its subjectivity, investigators applied the sophisticated technique of computer-assisted image analysis in the grading of carcinoma in larynx, lungs, esophagus, and cervix to make it more objective. Aims and Objectives: Access, analyze, and compare the cellular area (CA); cytoplasmic area (Cyt A); nuclear area (NA); nuclear perimeter (NP); nuclear form factor (NF); and nuclear-cytoplasmic ratio (N/C) of the cells in different grades of OSCC...
January 2018: Journal of Cancer Research and Therapeutics
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
Min Chen, Jian Chen, Yue Yang, Lei Cheng, Hai-Tao Wu
BACKGROUND: Several studies have indicated the larynx as possible Helicobacter pylori (H. pylori) reservoirs. This study explored the association between H. pylori and vocal fold leukoplakia. METHODS: The case-control study involved 51 patients with vocal fold leukoplakia and 35 control patients with vocal polyps. Helicobacter pylori was detected in tissues by the rapid urease test, nested polymerase chain reaction (PCR), and single-step PCR. The H. pylori-specific immunoglobulin antibodies were detected in plasma by enzyme-linked immunosorbent assay (ELISA)...
March 6, 2018: Head & Neck
Makito Iizuka, Masaaki Kobayashi, Yoshimasa Hasegawa, Kazuhide Tomita, Reiko Takeshima, Masahiko Izumizaki
We tried to develop a new device to detect laryngeal movement noninvasively. We made small piezo pressure sensors (length, 1.5 mm, width, 7.0 mm), and five of these were lined up with 3.0-mm intervals and embedded in the middle of a palm-sized urethane resin sheet. This sheet was lightly attached to the ventral surface of the neck near the laryngeal prominence. The first and second peaks obtained from each sensor should correspond to the period when the larynx moves to the upper and lower positions during swallowing...
March 5, 2018: Journal of Physiological Sciences: JPS
Xia Xu, Wen-Ting Deng, Cheng-Zhi Huang, Jian Wang
Rosai-Dorfman disease (RDD) is a rare histiocytic disorder that has nodal and extranodal manifestations. Currently no guidelines are available for the management of this disease. We report a case of laryngeal RDD that did not present with classical symptoms such as fever or lymphadenopathy and could be easily misdiagnosed as malignant tumor. The patient received minimally invasive surgeries combined with steroid therapy to preserve the laryngeal function as much as possible, and a favorable clinical outcome was obtained...
February 20, 2018: Nan Fang Yi Ke da Xue Xue Bao, Journal of Southern Medical University
Minyoung Jang, Krystyne Basa, Jessica Levi
OBJECTIVE: Intubation has been associated with laryngeal injury that often resolves spontaneously without complication. We present a case of a child intubated for less than 48 hours, who presented with dysphonia and intermittent dyspnea two months after intubation due to epiglottic and vocal process granulomas. This is unusual in that multiple granulomas were found in the posterior glottis and supraglottis after short-term intubation. Our objective was to determine if there are risk factors for developing persistent post-intubation sequelae, including the delayed presentation and unusual location of post-intubation granulomas in our case...
April 2018: International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology
Gil Graziani, Sigal Tal, Adi Adelman, Chen Kugel, Tali Bdolah-Abram, Alon Krispin
INTRODUCTION/BACKGROUND: Post-mortem CT (PMCT) is becoming an essential tool available to forensic pathologists worldwide, but its validity with respect to evidence for legal purposes still requires more comprehensive large-scale studies, comparing PMCT to autopsy. This article compares PMCT and autopsy findings of the head, neck, and spine during a period of five years. MATERIALS AND METHODS: The study included 203 cases for which both autopsy and PMCT were performed...
February 26, 2018: Journal of Forensic and Legal Medicine
Robert J Stachler, David O Francis, Seth R Schwartz, Cecelia C Damask, German P Digoy, Helene J Krouse, Scott J McCoy, Daniel R Ouellette, Rita R Patel, Charles Charlie W Reavis, Libby J Smith, Marshall Smith, Steven W Strode, Peak Woo, Lorraine C Nnacheta
Objective This guideline provides evidence-based recommendations on treating patients who present with dysphonia, which is characterized by altered vocal quality, pitch, loudness, or vocal effort that impairs communication and/or quality of life. Dysphonia affects nearly one-third of the population at some point in its life. This guideline applies to all age groups evaluated in a setting where dysphonia would be identified or managed. It is intended for all clinicians who are likely to diagnose and treat patients with dysphonia...
March 2018: Otolaryngology—Head and Neck Surgery
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