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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28441800/-risk-for-metastasis-of-lymph-node-between-sternocleidomastoid-and-sternohyoid-muscle-in-papillary-thyroid-cancer
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G H Sun, N Qu, J Q Hu, R L Shi, T T Zhang, D Wen, Y L Wang, Y Wang, Y X Zhu, Q H Ji
Objective: To analyze the risk factors for metastasis of lymph nodes between sternocleidomastoid and sternohyoid muscle (LNSS) in papillary thyroid cancer (PTC). Methods: Papillary thyroid cancer patients with clinically positive lateral lymph node metastasis (cN1) who underwent surgery including LNSS dissection between May 1, 2013 and May 31, 2016 at the Department of Head and Neck Surgery, Fudan University Shanghai Cancer Center were retrospectively studied. Logistic regression analysis was performed to evaluate possible clinicopathological factors related to LNSS metastasis...
April 7, 2017: Zhonghua Er Bi Yan Hou Tou Jing Wai Ke za Zhi, Chinese Journal of Otorhinolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28430988/prognostic-significance-of-surgical-extranodal-extension-in-head-and-neck-squamous-cell-carcinoma-patients
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Fumihiko Matsumoto, Taisuke Mori, Satoko Matsumura, Yoshifumi Matsumoto, Masahiko Fukasawa, Masanori Teshima, Kenya Kobayashi, Seiichi Yoshimoto
Background: Lymph node metastasis with extranodal extension represents one of the most important adverse prognostic factors for survival in patients with head and neck squamous cell carcinoma. We propose that extranodal extension occurs to differing extents. The aim of this study was to determine the prognostic significance of extranodal extension in patients with head and neck squamous cell carcinoma. Methods: Two hundred and ninety-eight patients with head and neck squamous cell carcinoma who underwent surgical resection and neck dissection were included...
April 18, 2017: Japanese Journal of Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28418447/association-of-oral-cavity-and-oropharyngeal-cancer-biomarkers-in-surgical-drain-fluid-with-patient-outcomes
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Amy Anne D Lassig, Anne M Joseph, Bruce R Lindgren, Bevan Yueh
Importance: Survival rates for head and neck cancer have been relatively stable for several decades. Individualized prognostic indicators are needed to identify patients at risk for poorer outcomes. Objective: To determine whether biomarker levels in surgical drain fluid of patients with head and neck cancer are associated with poor cancer outcomes. Design, Setting, and Participants: This prospective cohort study enrolled patients with squamous cell carcinoma (SCC) of the oral cavity and oropharynx who required surgical treatment from April 1, 2011, to February 1, 2016, at a tertiary or academic care center...
April 13, 2017: JAMA Otolaryngology—Head & Neck Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28417200/hpv-related-carcinomas-of-the-head-and-neck-morphologic-features-variants-and-practical-considerations-for-the-surgical-pathologist
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Todd M Stevens, Justin A Bishop
Human papillomavirus (HPV)-related oropharyngeal squamous cell carcinoma is a distinct tumor entity with clinical, epidemiologic, genetic, histologic, prognostic, and treatment differences from smoking- and alcohol-related head and neck squamous cell carcinoma. This is now well known by the pathology and medical community. What is not yet widely known is that several emerging variants of HPV-related carcinoma of the head and neck exist apart from the prototypical non-keratinizing morphology. Further, there is currently considerable variation in methodologies used and clinical scenarios in which to test for HPV-related head and neck squamous cell carcinoma, and no standard approach has emerged...
April 17, 2017: Virchows Archiv: An International Journal of Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28413767/unique-image-characteristics-of-an-occipital-primary-chondroblastic-osteosarcoma-a-rare-case-report-and-a-brief-literature-review
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Xin He, Tingting Yuan, Yuzhu Yan, Jinlu Yu, Dan Tong
Primary osteosarcomas of the skull and skull base are rare and comprise < 2% of all skull tumors. In head and neck osteosarcomas, the chondroblastic subtype occurs most frequently, which has an exceedingly poor outcome, but its image characteristic remains unknown. Herein, we report a case in the right occipital bone of the skull base and the unique characteristics of image. Pathologic examination of the surgical specimens led to the diagnosis of chondroblastic osteosarcomas. We believe those image characteristics can improve the understanding of skull chondroblastic osteosarcoma and the preoperative diagnosis...
April 2017: Journal of Neurological Surgery Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28407623/fine-needle-aspiration-of-langerhans-cell-histiocytosis-a-cytopathologic-study-of-37-cases
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Jen-Fan Hang, Momin T Siddiqui, Syed Z Ali
OBJECTIVE: Langerhans cell histiocytosis (LCH) is an uncommon neoplasm of dendritic cells and predominantly occurs in children and young adults. The study aims to evaluate cytopathologic features and current diagnostic concepts in a large series of LCH on fine needle aspiration (FNA). STUDY DESIGN: We retrospectively searched the pathology archives of The Johns Hopkins Hospital (JHH) and Emory University Hospital (EUH) to identify all FNA cases diagnosed as LCH in a period of 21 years...
April 14, 2017: Acta Cytologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28405244/clusterization-in-head-and-neck-squamous-carcinomas-based-on-lncrna-expression-molecular-and-clinical-correlates
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Pelayo G de Lena, Abel Paz-Gallardo, Jesús M Paramio, Ramón García-Escudero
BACKGROUND: Long non-coding RNAs (lncRNAs) have emerged as key players in a remarkably variety of biological processes and pathologic conditions, including cancer. Next-generation sequencing technologies and bioinformatics procedures predict the existence of tens of thousands of lncRNAs, from which we know the functions of only a handful of them, and very little is known in cancer types such as head and neck squamous cell carcinomas (HNSCCs). RESULTS: Here, we use RNAseq expression data from The Cancer Genome Atlas (TCGA) and various statistic and software tools in order to get insight about the lncRNome in HNSCC...
2017: Clinical Epigenetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28397563/pathologic-markers-in-surgically-treated-hpv-associated-oropharyngeal-cancer-retrospective-study-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Patrick Tassone, Meghan Crawley, Cory Bovenzi, Tingting Zhan, William Keane, David Cognetti, Adam Luginbuhl, Joseph Curry
OBJECTIVE: Human papillomavirus-associated (HPV) oropharyngeal cancer is a unique clinical entity whose incidence is increasing. It is controversial whether traditional pathologic markers of aggressive head and neck cancer also apply in surgically treated HPV-associated disease. STUDY DESIGN: Retrospective study, systematic review, and meta-analysis Data Sources: PubMed and Cochrane review. REVIEW METHODS: PubMed and Cochrane review were searched for published articles on surgically treated HPV-associated oropharyngeal cancer...
May 2017: Annals of Otology, Rhinology, and Laryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28394008/large-thoracic-tumor-without-superior-vena-cava-syndrome
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Nikolaos Garmpis, Christos Damaskos, Nikolaos Patelis, Dimitrios Dimitroulis, Eleftherios Spartalis, Ioannis Tomos, Anna Garmpi, Michael Spartalis, Efstathios A Antoniou, Konstantinos Kontzoglou, Periklis Tomos
A 62 year-old male with long-standing smoking history presented with hemoptysis. Plain chest x-ray showed abnormal findings proximate to the right pulmonary hilum. Bronchoscopy revealed a fragile exophytic tumor of the right wall of the lower third of the trachea, infiltrating the right main bronchus (75% stenosis) and the right upper lobar bronchus (near total occlusion). Contrast-enhanced chest CT demonstrated a 7.2x4.9 cm tumor contiguous to the above-mentioned structures, mediastinal lymph node pathology, and a vessel coursing inferiorly to the left of the aortic arch and anterior to the left hilum...
April 10, 2017: Folia Morphologica (Warsz)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28390122/orbital-apex-syndrome-affecting-head-and-neck-cancer-patients-a-case-series
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A-C Prado-Ribeiro, A-C Luiz, M-A Montezuma, M-P Mak, A-R Santos-Silva, T-B Brandão
BACKGROUND: Orbital apex syndrome (OAS) is a complex and uncommon disorder that typically damages multiple cranial nerves in association with optic nerve dysfunction. OAS is associated with several different pathologies, however; only a few cases have been reported in association with head and neck cancer (HNC) so far. MATERIAL AND METHODS: A case series of HNC patients diagnosed with OAS is described including clinicopathological data, image findings, and disease outcome...
April 8, 2017: Medicina Oral, Patología Oral y Cirugía Bucal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28388397/endoscopy-assisted-resection-of-benign-lesions-on-the-base-of-the-tongue-via-the-transoral-approach-using-a-harmonic-scalpel
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Song Fan, Da-Ming Zhang, Wei-Liang Chen
PURPOSE: Surgical removal of lesions from the base of the tongue can be challenging for head and neck surgeons. This study evaluated the clinical outcomes of patients with benign lesions at the base of the tongue who underwent endoscopy-assisted resection through the transoral approach using an ultrasonic harmonic scalpel. PATIENTS AND METHODS: This retrospective observational study was conducted from May 2013 to January 2016. Data collected for each patient included age, gender, chief complaints, clinical symptoms, diagnostic imaging, complications after resection, and reported outcomes of resection...
March 14, 2017: Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28385366/prognostic-factors-in-head-and-neck-mucosal-malignant-melanoma
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Şenol Çomoğlu, Beldan Polat, Mehmet Çelik, Bayram Şahin, Necati Enver, Meryem Nesil Keleş, Şule Öztürk Sarı
OBJECTIVE: Primary mucosal malignant melanoma of the head and neck (HN-PMMM) is an aggressive and uncommon neoplasm. Herein, we present a series of 33 patients and the results of treatment, and aimed to determine prognostic factors in HN-PMMM. METHODS: Patients who were diagnosed as having HN-PMMM in our reference hospital, between 2005 and 2014 were evaluated. Thirty-three of these patients who had follow-up data were included. Surgical margin status was extracted from the original pathology reports...
April 3, 2017: Auris, Nasus, Larynx
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28384866/evaluation-of-cyclin-d1-expression-in-head-and-neck-squamous-cell-carcinoma
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Vishal Dhingra, Jyoti Verma, Vatsala Misra, Sapan Srivastav, Faheema Hasan
INTRODUCTION: Squamous Cell Carcinoma (SCC) is an aggressive epithelial malignancy of the upper aero digestive tract and comprises 90% of all Head and Neck Squamous Cell Carcinoma (HNSCC). It is the sixth leading cancer worldwide with approximately 600,000 cases reported annually. It is one of the most common cancers in India. Tumour Lymph Node and Metastases (TNM) staging has been the most useful indicator to predict prognosis in HNSCC but recently various biomolecular markers have potentially offered new methods for early diagnosis and treatment alternatives for HNSCC patients; one amongst them being cyclin D1...
February 2017: Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research: JCDR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28381142/crystal-storing-histiocytosis
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Preithy Uthamalingam, Sangita Mehta
Crystal-storing histiocytosis (CSH) is a rare histiocytic lesion, most often described in association with lymphoid malignancies, especially plasma cell myeloma or lymphomas associated with monoclonal gammopathy. A few cases have also been described in patients without an underlying lymphoid/plasmacytic neoplasm. The histiocytes are characterized by intralysosomal accumulation of crystals composed of whole or part of the immunoglobulin molecule. The pathobiology is largely unclear. It is a rare phenomenon and the available literature is restricted to case reports and a few case series...
February 1, 2017: International Journal of Surgical Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28370667/improving-outcomes-in-veterans-with-oropharyngeal-squamous-cell-carcinoma-through-implementation-of-a-multidisciplinary-clinic
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Tyler Light, Edward El Rassi, Ronald J Maggiore, John Holland, Julie Reed, Kathleen Suriano, Marcelle Stooksbury, Nora Tobin, Neil Gross, Daniel Clayburgh
BACKGROUND: Treatment of head and neck cancer is complex, and a multidisciplinary clinic may improve the coordination of care. The value of a head and neck multidisciplinary clinic has not yet been established in oropharyngeal squamous cell carcinoma (SCC). METHODS: A retrospective review was conducted of Veterans Affairs patients with oropharyngeal SCC undergoing concurrent chemoradiation before and after implementation of the head and neck multidisciplinary clinic...
March 29, 2017: Head & Neck
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28364010/initial-performance-of-ni-rads-to-predict-residual-or-recurrent-head-and-neck-squamous-cell-carcinoma
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D A Krieger, P A Hudgins, G K Nayak, K L Baugnon, A S Corey, M R Patel, J J Beitler, N F Saba, Y Liu, A H Aiken
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: The Head and Neck Imaging Reporting and Data System (NI-RADS) surveillance template for head and neck cancer includes a numeric assessment of suspicion for recurrence (1-4) for the primary site and neck. Category 1 indicates no evidence of recurrence; category 2, low suspicion of recurrence; category 3, high suspicion of recurrence; and category 4, known recurrence. Our purpose was to evaluate the performance of the NI-RADS scoring system to predict local and regional disease recurrence or persistence...
March 31, 2017: AJNR. American Journal of Neuroradiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28356201/the-risk-of-level-ib-nodal-involvement-in-oropharynx-cancer-guidance-for-submandibular-gland-sparing-irradiation
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Nicholas C J Lee, Jacqueline R Kelly, Henry S Park, Wendell G Yarbrough, Barbara A Burtness, Zain A Husain
PURPOSE: Xerostomia remains a common side effect of head and neck irradiation. Conflicting data exist regarding the likelihood of level IB involvement for patients with oropharyngeal squamous cell cancer (OPSCC), and data are limited on this risk in patients with human papillomavirus-positive disease. This study examined surgically treated OPSCC to determine the risk of pathologic level IB nodal involvement and to identify a cohort of patients in whom ipsilateral level IB radiation therapy may be safely omitted...
February 16, 2017: Practical Radiation Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28351573/head-and-neck-lymphomas-a-20-year-review-in-an-oral-pathology-unit-johannesburg-south-africa-a-country-with-the-highest-global-incidence-of-hiv-aids
#18
Nasreen Alli, Shabnum Meer
OBJECTIVES: Non-Hodgkin lymphoma occurs with increasing frequency in HIV/AIDS. As South Africa has the highest incidence of HIV/AIDS worldwide, an epidemiologic study of this nature provides insight into head and neck lymphomas in a defined South African population. This retrospective review evaluated frequency and clinico-pathologic characteristics of patients diagnosed with head and neck lymphoma at the Oral Pathology Department, University of Witwatersrand between 1993 and 2012. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Histopathology reports of patients with head and neck lymphomas (n=504) were reviewed...
April 2017: Oral Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28349372/nut-midline-carcinoma-of-the-sublingual-gland-clinical-presentation-and-review
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Nolan B Seim, Ramez H W Philips, Lynn Schoenfield, Theodoros N Teknos, James W Rocco, Amit Agrawal, Enver Ozer, Ricardo L Carrau, Stephen Y Kang, Matthew O Old
NUT midline carcinoma (NMC) is a rare and aggressive disease encountered in the midline of the head and neck or mediastinum. Due to its sparse incidence and subtle pathologic features, we aim to increase knowledge and awareness for this pathologic entity. We present an exemplary case of a young, healthy male presenting with oral cavity pain and cervical lymphadenopathy. This patient was initially diagnosed with an unspecified, highly aggressive sublingual gland malignancy and underwent locoregional resection with free flap reconstruction however suffered a rapid local recurrence and widely extensive metastasis within just 1 month...
March 27, 2017: Head and Neck Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28345334/frequency-of-head-and-neck-squamous-cell-carcinomas-and-related-variables-in-southern-iran-ahvaz-city-10-year-retrospective-study
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Sedigheh Bakhtiari, Hamed Mortazavi, Masoumeh Mehdipour, Nahal Jafarian, Nastaran Ranjbari, Somayeh Rahmani
Objective: Squamous cell carcinoma (SCC) is a life threatening lesion but there has been only limited research about its frequency in Iran. The aim of this study was to evaluate the frequency of squamous cell carcinoma of the head and neck in the records of the pathology department of Imam Khomeini hospital in Ahvaz between 2005 and 2015. Methods: The retrospective and cross-sectional study was conducted using 55,708 medical records of cancer throughout the body, accumulated in the pathology department of Imam Khomeini in Ahvaz in the designated period...
February 1, 2017: Asian Pacific Journal of Cancer Prevention: APJCP
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