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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28643737/changes-in-pharyngeal-constrictor-volumes-during-head-and-neck-radiation-therapy-implications-for-dose-delivery
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Akila Kumarasiri, Chang Liu, Mona Kamal, Correen Fraser, Stephen Brown, Indrin J Chetty, Jinkoo Kim, Farzan Siddiqui
OBJECTIVE: The objective of this study was to evaluate the anatomical changes and associated dosimetric consequences to pharyngeal constrictor muscles (PCMs) that occur during head and neck (H and N) radiotherapy (RT). MATERIALS AND METHODS: A cohort of 13 oropharyngeal cancer patients with daily cone beam computed tomography (CBCT) was retrospectively studied. On every 5th CBCT image, PCM was manually delineated by a radiation oncologist. The anterior-posterior PCM thickness was measured at the midline level of C3 vertebral body...
April 2017: Journal of Cancer Research and Therapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28619290/sparing-dysphagia-aspiration-related-structures-using-novel-hybrid-volumetric-modulated-arc-therapy
#2
Sitaraman BalajiSubramanian, Karunakaran Balaji, Moorthi Thirunavukarasu, Sumana Premkumar
PURPOSE: Studies using split field IMRT to spare dysphagia/aspiration related structures (DARS) have raised concern regarding dose uncertainty at matchline. This study explores the utility of hybrid VMAT in sparing the DARS and assesses matchline dose uncertainty in postoperative oral cavity cancer patients and compares it with VMAT. METHODS & MATERIALS: Ten postoperative oral cavity cancer patients were planned with h-VMAT and VMAT using the same planning CT dataset...
June 12, 2017: Physica Medica: PM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28608917/elevated-risk-of-human-papillomavirus-related-second-cancers-in-survivors-of-anal-canal-cancer
#3
Rebecca A Nelson, Lily L Lai
BACKGROUND: Over the last decade, the causal link between human papillomavirus (HPV) infection and squamous cell carcinoma of the anus (SCCA) has been well described. Because HPV infection in one site is often associated with other sites of infection, it then follows that patients with SCCA may have an increased risk of additional HPV-related cancers. Identifying and targeting at-risk sites through cancer screening and surveillance may help to guide best practices. The current study sought to ascertain sites and risk of HPV-related second primary malignancies (SPMs) in survivors of SCCA...
June 13, 2017: Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28607897/a-comparative-study-of-pharyngeal-repair-in-two-layers-versus-three-layers-following-total-laryngectomy-in-carcinoma-of-larynx
#4
Asok K Saha, Saikat Samaddar, Avijit Choudhury, Abir Chaudhury, Nirmalya Roy
Larynx is the second most common site for cancer in the upper aerodigestive tract. One of the dreaded complications following total laryngectomy has been pharyngo cutaneous fistula (PCF). PCF merits special attention due to its significant negative impact on the recovery process. Total laryngectomy profoundly alters speech. Effective voice restoration is essential for the rehabilitation of these patients. Inadequate consensus exists as to the best technique of pharyngeal repair to decrease incidence of PCF and ensure good quality voice following total laryngectomy...
June 2017: Indian Journal of Otolaryngology and Head and Neck Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28600823/can-the-ni-classification-of-vessels-predict-neoplasia-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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Camilla S Mehlum, Tine Rosenberg, Anne-Kirstine Dyrvig, Aagot Moeller Groentved, Thomas Kjaergaard, Christian Godballe
OBJECTIVES: The Ni classification of vascular change from 2011 is well documented for evaluating pharyngeal and laryngeal lesions, primarily focusing on cancer. In the planning of surgery it may be more relevant to differentiate neoplasia from non-neoplasia. We aimed to evaluate the ability of the Ni classification to predict laryngeal or hypopharyngeal neoplasia and to investigate if a changed cutoff value would support the recent European Laryngological Society (ELS) proposal of perpendicular vascular changes as indicative of neoplasia...
June 10, 2017: Laryngoscope
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28572489/head-to-head-comparison-of-chest-x-ray-head-and-neck-mri-chest-ct-head-and-neck-mri-and-18-f-fdg-pet-ct-for-detection-of-distant-metastases-and-synchronous-cancer-in-oral-pharyngeal-and-laryngeal-cancer
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Max Rohde, Anne L Nielsen, Jørgen Johansen, Jens A Sørensen, Anabel Diaz, Jon T Asmussen, Mie K Nielsen, Anders Thomassen, Janus M Christiansen, Nina Nguyen, Oke Gerke, Abass Alavi, Poul Flemming Høilund-Carlsen, Christian Godballe
Purpose: To determine the detection rate of distant metastasis and synchronous cancer comparing clinically used imaging strategies based on a) chest X-ray + head and neck magnetic resonance imaging (CXR/MRI) and b) chest computed tomography + head and neck MRI (CHCT/MRI) to c) (18)F-fluoro-deoxy-glucose-positron emission tomography/computed tomography (PET/CT) upfront in the diagnostic work-up of patients with oral, pharyngeal, or laryngeal cancer. Methods: A prospective cohort study based on paired data. Consecutive patients with histologically verified primary head and squamous cell carcinoma (HNSCC) at Odense University Hospital from September 2013 to March 2016 were offered participation...
June 1, 2017: Journal of Nuclear Medicine: Official Publication, Society of Nuclear Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28564716/clinical-utility-of-a-functional-lumen-imaging-probe-in-management-of-dysphagia-following-head-and-neck-cancer-therapies
#7
Peter I Wu, Michal M Szczesniak, Julia Maclean, Lennart Choo, Harry Quon, Peter H Graham, Teng Zhang, Ian J Cook
Background and aims Chemoradiotherapy for head and neck cancer (HNC) with/without laryngectomy commonly causes dysphagia. Pharyngoesophageal junction (PEJ) stricturing is an important contributor. We aimed to validate a functional lumen imaging probe (the EndoFLIP system) as a tool for quantitating pretreatment PEJ distensibility and treatment-related changes in HNC survivors with dysphagia and to evaluate the diagnostic accuracy of EndoFLIP-derived distensibility in detecting PEJ strictures. Methods We studied 34 consecutive HNC survivors with long-term (> 12 months) dysphagia who underwent endoscopic dilation for suspected strictures...
May 31, 2017: Endoscopy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28559146/translation-and-adaptation-of-the-radiotherapy-edema-rating-scale-to-brazilian-portuguese
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Débora Dos Santos Queija, Lica Arakawa-Sugueno, Bruna Mello Chamma, Marco Aurélio Vamondes Kulcsar, Rogério Aparecido Dedivitis
INTRODUCTION: Internal lymphedema is one of the sequelae of head and neck cancer treatment that can lead to varying degrees of swallowing, speech, and respiration alterations. The Radiotherapy Edema Rating Scale, developed by Patterson et al., is a tool used to evaluate pharyngeal and laryngeal edema. OBJECTIVE: To translate into Brazilian Portuguese, to culturally adapt and test this scale in patients undergoing treatment for head and neck cancer. METHODS: The process followed the international guidelines and translation steps by two head and neck surgeons and back-translation performed independently by two North-American natives...
May 9, 2017: Brazilian Journal of Otorhinolaryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28539822/induction-of-mitotic-delay-in-pharyngeal-and-nasopharyngeal-carcinoma-cells-using-an-aqueous-extract-of-ajuga-bracteosa
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Yu-Tsai Lin, Chih-Che Lin, Hung-Chen Wang, Yi-Chiang Hsu
Nasopharyngeal carcinoma (NPC) is a common cancer in Southeast Asia, for which radiotherapy and/or chemotherapy are the primary treatment methods. Many herbs are known to have potential uses in chemotherapy; however, the mechanisms underlying the observed antitumor activity of Ajuga bracteosa (AB) against NPC remain unclear. We explored the antitumor effects of AB, which was shown specifically to induce mitotic delay in pharyngeal (Detroit 562) and nasopharyngeal (Hone-1) cancer cells. Proliferation of cancer cells after exposure to aqueous extract of A...
2017: International Journal of Medical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28538392/maculopapular-rash-after-intravitreal-injection-of-an-antivascular-endothelial-growth-factor-aflibercept-for-treating-age-related-macular-degeneration-a-case-report
#10
Norihiro Nagai, Mari Ibuki, Hajime Shinoda, Kaori Kameyama, Kazuo Tsubota, Yoko Ozawa
RATIONALE: Aflibercept, an anti-vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF) drug, is used for treatment of colon cancer as well as retinal diseases, including wet age-related macular degeneration (AMD). It is injected into the vitreous cavity of eyes for treatment of AMD. Although vascular suppression-including cardiovascular events-and local infection related to the injection procedure are well-known potential adverse events, pathological immune responses after intravitreal aflibercept (IVA) injection have not been described...
May 2017: Medicine (Baltimore)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28535007/protective-effect-of-salvia-miltiorrhiza-bunge-on-5-fluorouracil-induced-oral-mucositis
#11
Do Rim Kim, Jinsung Kim, Ja Young Oh, Ha Young Kim, Young Joo Kim, Mun Seog Chang
Oral mucositis is a common side-effect caused by chemotherapy or radiotherapy occurring in the majority of cancer patients and is characterized by inflammation and ulcers in the oral mucosa. In the present study, we examined the protective effects of Salvia miltiorrhiza Bunge (SM) on oral mucositis induced by 5-fluorouracil (5-FU) in human pharyngeal cells and golden Syrian hamsters. We investigated the proliferation and antioxidant abilities of SM using MTT, 2-diphenyl-1-picrylhydrazyl (DPPH) and reactive oxygen species (ROS) assays in vitro...
May 23, 2017: International Journal of Molecular Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28534319/case-report-human-papilloma-virus-type-120-related-papillomatosis-mimicking-laryngeal-carcinoma
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Valeria Belvisi, Salvatore Martellucci, Anna Rosa Garbuglia, Cosmo Del Borgo, Stanislao Martellucci, Andrea Baiocchini, Anna Maria Manicone, Oreste Bagni, Claudio Maria Mastroianni, Andrea Gallo
INTRODUCTION: The relationship between human papilloma virus (HPV) and upper respiratory tract pathology was better understood in recent years and represents now an issue of particular interest in carcinogenesis and in immunocompromised host. We describe a case in which a rare genotype HPV-related papillomatosis mimics laryngeal carcinoma in an immunocompromised host. METHODS: A 54-year-old woman with a history of HIV-HCV coinfection and anal and laryngeal cancer successfully treated some years before was hospitalized for severe dyspnea, cough and dysphagia...
May 22, 2017: Infection
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28526903/compartmental-tongue-resection-with-submental-island-flap-reconstruction-for-large-carcinoma-of-the-oral-tongue
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Sameh Roshdy, Mohamed Elbadrawy, Ashraf Khater, Islam A Elzahaby, Tamer Fady, Hend A El-Hadaad, Nazem Shams, Hany M Elbarbary
BACKGROUND: Tongue resection is a surgical challenge because of its adverse effects on language articulation, swallowing, respiration, the eventual quality of life, and poor prognosis of advanced disease. To date, the currently accepted standard treatment has been based on excision of the primary lesion with a 1.5-2-cm circumferential macroscopic margin. Compartmental tongue surgery (CTS) is a surgical technique that removes an anatomo-functional compartment containing the primary tumor...
May 19, 2017: Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28521469/licochalcone-e-induces-caspase-dependent-death-of-human-pharyngeal-squamous-carcinoma-cells-through-the-extrinsic-and-intrinsic-apoptotic-signaling-pathways
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Sang-Joun Yu, In-A Cho, Kyeong-Rok Kang, Yi-Ra Jung, Seung Sik Cho, Goo Yoon, Ji-Su Oh, Jae-Seek You, Yo-Seob Seo, Gyeong-Je Lee, Sook-Young Lee, Do Kyung Kim, Chun Sung Kim, Su-Gwan Kim, Mi-Ae Jeong, Jae-Sung Kim
The aim of the present study was to investigate licochalcone-E (Lico-E)-induced apoptosis and the associated apoptotic signaling pathway in FaDu cells, a human pharyngeal squamous carcinoma cell line. Treatment with Lico-E exhibited significant cytotoxicity on FaDu cells in a concentration-dependent manner. The IC50 value of Lico-E in FaDu cells was ~50 µM. Treatment with Lico-E increased the number of dead FaDu cells. Furthermore, chromatin condensation, which is associated with apoptotic cell death, was observed in FaDu cells treated with Lico-E for 24 h...
May 2017: Oncology Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28520896/laser-assisted-indocyanine-green-dye-angiography-for-postoperative-fistulas-after-salvage-laryngectomy
#15
Erin J Partington, Lindsay S Moore, Russel Kahmke, Jason M Warram, William Carroll, Eben L Rosenthal, Benjamin J Greene
Importance: Pharyngocutaneous fistula formation is an unfortunate complication after salvage laryngectomy for head and neck cancer that is difficult to anticipate and related to a variety of factors, including the viability of native pharyngeal mucosa. Objective: To examine whether noninvasive angiography with indocyanine green (ICG) dye can be used to evaluate native pharyngeal vascularity to anticipate pharyngocutaneous fistula development. Design, Setting, and Participants: This cohort study included 37 patients enrolled from June 1, 2013, to June 1, 2016, and follow-up was for at least 1 month postoperatively...
May 18, 2017: JAMA Otolaryngology—Head & Neck Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28501947/current-status-of-superficial-pharyngeal-squamous-cell-carcinoma-in-japan
#16
Ryoko Rikitake, Mizuo Ando, Yuki Saito, Seiichi Yoshimoto, Tatsuya Yamasoba, Takahiro Higashi
BACKGROUND: To investigate the status and treatment of superficial pharyngeal squamous cell carcinoma in Japan. METHODS: We analyzed all cases diagnosed between 2011 and 2013, as recorded in the national database of hospital-based cancer registries. We extracted data on patient sex, age, tumor locations, histology, presentation routes, initial treatments, and TNM stages. Additionally, we compared the characteristics of pharyngeal carcinoma to those of esophageal cancer...
May 13, 2017: International Journal of Clinical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28496456/swallowing-disorders-after-oral-cavity-and-pharyngolaryngeal-surgery-and-role-of-imaging
#17
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Caterina Giannitto, Lorenzo Preda, Valeria Zurlo, Luigi Funicelli, Mohssen Ansarin, Salvatore Di Pietro, Massimo Bellomi
Head and neck squamous cell carcinoma is the sixth most common cancer diagnosed worldwide and the eighth most common cause of cancer death. Malignant tumors of the oral cavity, oropharynx, and larynx can be treated by surgical resection or radiotheraphy with or without chemotheraphy and have a profound impact on quality of life functions, including swallowing. When surgery is the chosen treatment modality, the patient may experience swallowing impairment in the oral and pharyngeal phases of deglutition. A videofluoroscopic study of swallow enables the morphodynamics of the pharyngeal-esophageal tract to be accurately examined in patients with prior surgery...
2017: Gastroenterology Research and Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28475284/tongue-out-versus-tongue-in-position-during-intensity-modulated-radiotherapy-for-base-of-tongue-cancer-clinical-implications-for-minimizing-post-radiotherapy-swallowing-dysfunction
#18
Whoon Jong Kil, Christina Kulasekere, Craig Hatch, Jacob Bugno, Ronald Derrwaldt
BACKGROUND: The purpose of this study was to assess whether different tongue positions change the radiation doses to swallowing organs at risks: the pharyngeal constrictor, oral cavity, and larynx during intensity-modulated radiotherapy (IMRT) for base of tongue (BOT) cancer. METHODS: IMRT plans with Tongue-out (IMRT-TO) and tongue-in position (IMRT-TI) was compared in 3 cases. RESULTS: Distance from BOT to pharyngeal constrictor was increased to 1...
May 5, 2017: Head & Neck
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28473272/novel-application-of-a-rigid-curved-larygno-pharyngoscope-for-examination-and-treatment-of-hypopharyngeal-lesions
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Kenichi Watanabe, Daisuke Yamauchi, Yoshitaka Takanashi, Hiroshi Hidaka, Yukio Katori
In endoscopic laryngo-pharyngeal surgery (ELPS), a rigid curved laryngo-pharyngoscope, which was invented by Dr. Sato et al., is necessary to obtain excellent surgical view of both hypopharynx and even the entrance of the esophagus. We have used this instrument for the examination and treatment of several diseases other than cancer located in the hypopharynx, such as difficult-to-find buried fish bones, retropharyngeal abscess, and congenital pyriform sinus fistula. In the result, we could acquire better view of hypopharynx and completed the intended procedure safely, especially for uncovering difficult-to-find fish bone buried in the mucosa...
May 1, 2017: Auris, Nasus, Larynx
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28462437/clinical-assessment-of-reconstruction-involving-gastric-pull-up-combined-with-free-jejunal-graft-after-total-pharyngolaryngoesophagectomy
#20
Hiroshi Miyata, Keijiro Sugimura, Masaaki Motoori, Yoshiyuki Fujiwara, Takeshi Omori, Masahiro Mun, Masayuki Ohue, Masayoshi Yasui, Norikatsu Miyoshi, Takashi Fujii, Hiroki Tajima, Tomoyuki Kurita, Masahiko Yano
BACKGROUND: Total pharyngolaryngoesophagectomy (PLE) is used as a curative treatment for synchronous laryngopharyngeal and thoracic esophageal cancer or for multiple cancers in the cervical and thoracic esophagus. Gastric pull-up is commonly used after PLE, but postoperative complications are common. The present study evaluated these procedures in patients with esophageal cancer. METHODS: Fourteen patients (7 with synchronous pharyngeal and thoracic esophageal cancer, 4 with synchronous cervical and thoracic esophageal cancer, and 3 with cervicothoracic esophageal cancer) underwent reconstructive surgery after PLE involving gastric pull-up combined with free jejunal graft between 2004 and 2015...
May 1, 2017: World Journal of Surgery
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