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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28635213/-risk-factors-for-central-neck-lymph-node-metastases-of-papillary-thyroid-carcinoma
#1
Y S Sun, H J Lyu, Y R Zhao, S S Zhang, Y X Bai, B Y Shi
Objective: To investigate the impact factors for central neck lymph node metastases(CLNM) of papillary thyroid carcinoma(PTC). Methods: A total of 498 patients with PTC who underwent total or hemi-thyroidectomy plus central neck lymph node dissection between January 2014 and July 2016 were included. Univariate and multivariate analyses were performed to identify clinicopathological characteristics, thyroid function parameters and US findings that associated with CLNM of PTC. A nomogram was developed to predict the probability of CLNM...
June 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/28635212/-clinical-features-of-postoperative-cervical-lymph-nodes-recurrence-in-papillary-thyroid-carcinoma
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Y Y He, B Zhang, Y B Zhang, Z G Xu, P Z Tang
Objective: To analyse the postoperative metastasis or recurrence of cervical lymph nodes in individual neck levels for papillary thyroid carcinoma and to evaluate the outcomes and complications of re-surgery. Methods: A retrospective cohort study of 259 patients who underwent lymph node dissection for PTC relapse from January 2010 to June 2011. Lymph node metastases in each of neck levels were detected, postoperative complications were evaluated, and the patients were followed up with examining thyroglobulin levels to assess the therapeutic effect...
June 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/28633765/neck-dissection-for-unknown-cancer-of-the-head-and-neck-in-the-era-of-chemoradiation
#3
Mark J Amsbaugh, Mehran Yusuf, Jeremy Gaskins, Craig Silverman, Kevin Potts, Jeffrey Bumpous, Rebecca Redman, Cesar Perez, Neal Dunlap
PURPOSE: To report outcomes for patients with cervical lymph node metastases from an unknown primary site of the head and neck treated with either non-operative therapy or neck dissection followed by adjuvant therapy. MATERIALS AND METHODS: All patients with squamous cell carcinoma of an unknown primary site of the head or neck seen between 2003 and 2013 were reviewed. The Kaplan-Meier method was used to estimate overall survival, local recurrence free survival, loco-regional recurrence free survival, and progression free survival...
June 14, 2017: American Journal of Otolaryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28633075/elective-unilateral-nodal-irradiation-in-head-and-neck-squamous-cell-carcinoma-a-paradigm-shift
#4
A Al-Mamgani, M Verheij, M W M van den Brekel
There is a long-standing convention to irradiate the great majority of head and neck squamous cell carcinoma (HNSCC) electively to both sides of the neck, to reduce the theoretically increased risk of contralateral regional failure (cRF). With the currently available diagnostic imaging techniques this treatment paradigm means, in our opinion, an overtreatment in considerable proportion of these patients. From all the published studies (n = 11, with 1116 patients treated in total), the incidence of cRF in patients with oropharyngeal cancer treated to one side of the neck is 2...
June 17, 2017: European Journal of Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28627989/computed-tomography-detection-of-extracapsular-spread-of-squamous-cell-carcinoma-of-the-head-and-neck-in-metastatic-cervical-lymph-nodes
#5
Joshua A Carlton, Adam W Maxwell, Lyndsey B Bauer, Sara M McElroy, Lester J Layfield, Humera Ahsan, Ajay Agarwal
Background and purpose In patients with squamous cell carcinoma of the head and neck (HNSCC), extracapsular spread (ECS) of metastases in cervical lymph nodes affects prognosis and therapy. We assessed the accuracy of intravenous contrast-enhanced computed tomography (CT) and the utility of imaging criteria for preoperative detection of ECS in metastatic cervical lymph nodes in patients with HNSCC. Materials and methods Preoperative intravenous contrast-enhanced neck CT images of 93 patients with histopathological HNSCC metastatic nodes were retrospectively assessed by two neuroradiologists for ECS status and ECS imaging criteria...
June 2017: Neuroradiology Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28624166/retrograde-thyroidectomy-for-preservation-of-the-external-branch-of-the-superior-laryngeal-nerve-a-case-series
#6
Vijay Naraynsingh, Shamir Cawich, Dale Hassranah, Ravi Maharaj, Shariful Islam, Yardesh Singh
BACKGROUND: The external branch of the Superior Laryngeal nerve (EBSLN) is at high risk of injury in surgery for large multinodular goitre (MNG) since the upper pole is high in the neck, well cephalad to the EBSLN. We present a technique of drawing the lobe caudally by retrograde thyroidectomy in order to minimize nerve injury. DESIGN & METHOD: All patients having surgery for benign MNG were included. Cases with previous thyroid surgery, malignant and toxic disease were excluded...
May 15, 2017: International Journal of Surgery Case Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28624039/the-total-number-of-prelaryngeal-and-pretracheal-lymph-node-metastases-is-it-a-reliable-predictor-of-contralateral-central-lymph-node-metastasis-in-papillary-thyroid-carcinoma
#7
Qiang Chen, Tao Wei, Xun-Li Wang, Zhi-Hui Li, Zhen-Hong Du, Jing-Qiang Zhu
BACKGROUND: Central lymph node (CLN) metastasis in papillary thyroid carcinoma (PTC) is common and being able to predict CLN metastasis helps surgeons determine individualized therapy. However, the relationship between contralateral CLN metastasis and the total number of positive lymph nodes (LNs) in the combined prelaryngeal and pretracheal region remains unclear. This study aimed to investigate whether the total number of positive LNs in the combined prelaryngeal and pretracheal region has clinical significance as a predictor for contralateral CLN metastasis...
June 15, 2017: Journal of Surgical Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28622891/functional-and-cosmetic-outcomes-of-robot-assisted-neck-dissection-by-a-postauricular-facelift-approach-for-head-and-neck-cancer
#8
Yong Bae Ji, Chang Myeon Song, Hyang Sook Bang, Hae Jin Park, Ji Young Lee, Kyung Tae
OBJECTIVES: The purpose of this study was to compare the functional and cosmetic outcomes of robot-assisted neck dissection with those of conventional neck dissection. MATERIALS AND METHODS: We prospectively analyzed 113 patients with head and neck cancer who underwent unilateral neck dissection by a robot-assisted postauricular facelift approach (38 patients) or conventional trans-cervical approach (75 patients). Postoperative functional outcomes such as edema, sensory loss, pain, and fibrosis in the neck, and limitations of neck and shoulder motion, and cosmetic satisfaction scored by questionnaire were evaluated serially up to 1year postoperatively, and compared between the two groups...
July 2017: Oral Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28622888/validation-of-the-pathological-classification-of-lymph-node-metastasis-for-head-and-neck-tumors-according-to-the-8th-edition-of-the-tnm-classification-of-malignant-tumors
#9
Jacinto García, Montserrat López, Laura López, Silvia Bagué, Esther Granell, Miquel Quer, Xavier León
OBJECTIVES: One of the main changes in the 8th edition of the TNM Classification for head and neck tumors is the inclusion of extracapsular spread (ECS) as a criterion for evaluating the regional extension, both clinical (cN) and pathological (pN). The objective of our study is to evaluate the prognostic capacity derived from the inclusion of the ECS in the pathological classification of head and neck squamous cell carcinoma (HNSCC) patients treated with a neck dissection, as established by the 8th edition TNM Classification...
July 2017: Oral Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28622886/five-year-outcomes-of-an-oropharynx-directed-treatment-approach-for-unknown-primary-of-the-head-and-neck
#10
Kenneth Shung Hu, Waleed Fouad Mourad, Mauricio E Gamez, Wilson Lin, Adam Saul Jacobson, Mark Stephen Persky, Mark L Urken, Bruce E Culliney, Zujun Li, Theresa Nguyen Tran, Stimson Pryor Schantz, Juskaran Chadha, Louis Benjamin Harrison
PURPOSE: Squamous cell carcinoma of unknown primary (SCCHNUP) is commonly treated with comprehensive radiation to the laryngopharynx and bilateral necks. In 1998, we established a departmental policy to treat SCCHNUP with radiation directed to the oropharynx and bilateral neck. METHODS: From 1998-2011, 60 patients were treated - N1: 18%, N2: 75% and N3: 7%. 82% underwent neck dissection. 55% received IMRT and 62% underwent concurrent chemoradiotherapy. RESULTS: At median follow-up of 54months, 5 patients failed regionally and 4 emerged with a primary (tongue base, hypopharynx and thoracic esophagus)...
July 2017: Oral Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28622885/the-impact-of-prophylactic-external-carotid-artery-ligation-on-postoperative-bleeding-after-transoral-robotic-surgery-tors-for-oropharyngeal-squamous-cell-carcinoma
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John Gleysteen, Scott Troob, Tyler Light, Daniel Brickman, Daniel Clayburgh, Peter Andersen, Neil Gross
BACKGROUND: Transoral robotic-assisted surgery (TORS) is increasingly utilized in the treatment of oropharyngeal squamous cell carcinoma (OPSCC). Postoperative bleeding is a significant and potentially fatal complication of TORS. Prophylactic ligation of ipsilateral external carotid artery (ECA) branches is a recognized strategy to reduce postoperative bleeding risk. We examined the incidence and sequelae of postoperative oropharyngeal bleeding with and without routine ECA ligation. METHODS: OPSCC patients treated with TORS between 2010 and 2015 with minimum 30days follow up were included...
July 2017: Oral Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28616866/vocal-palsy-increases-the-risk-of-lower-respiratory-tract-infection-in-low-risk-low-morbidity-patients-undergoing-thyroidectomy-for-benign-disease-a-big-data-analysis
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S A R Nouraei, J Allen, H Kaddour, S E Middleton, P Aylin, A Darzi, N S Tolley
OBJECTIVES: Thyroidectomy is the commonest and most rapidly-growing operation which places normally-functioning laryngeal nerves at risk of injury. Laryngeal palsy is a major risk-factor for dysphonia, dysphagia, and less commonly, airway obstruction. We investigated the association between post-thyroidectomy vocal palsy and long-term risks of pneumonia and laryngeal failure. DESIGN: An N=near-all analysis of the English administrative dataset using a previously-validated informatics algorithm to identify young and otherwise low-risk patients undergoing thyroidectomy for benign disease...
June 14, 2017: Clinical Otolaryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28616836/outpatient-versus-observation-inpatient-parotidectomy-patient-factors-and-perioperative-complications
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Adam J Van Horn, Richard A Goldman, Richard J Charnigo, Kai C Johnson, Joseph Valentino, Rony K Aouad
The objective of this manuscript is to review a single institution's experience with superficial or total parotidectomy in outpatient and observation/inpatient groups. All patients who underwent superficial or total parotidectomy between 2009 and 2015 were identified. Patients were excluded if they had undergone concurrent surgery such as neck dissection, had prior radiation treatment or surgery at the operative site. Main outcomes were perioperative complications in both groups. 215 consecutive patients were included in the study, 116 (54%) patients in the inpatient group and 99 (46%) in the outpatient group...
June 14, 2017: European Archives of Oto-rhino-laryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28616759/is-dual-semitendinosus-allograft-stronger-than-turndown-for-achilles-tendon-reconstruction-an-in-vitro-analysis
#14
Michael C Aynardi, Lara C Atwater, Roshan Melvani, Brent G Parks, Adrian G Paez, Stuart D Miller
BACKGROUND: Large Achilles tendon defects pose a treatment challenge. The standard treatment with a turndown flap requires a large extensile incision, puts the sural nerve at risk, and demands slow, careful rehabilitation. Dual allograft semitendinosus reconstruction is a new clinical alternative that has the theoretical advantages of a smaller incision, less dissection, and a stronger construct that may allow for faster rehabilitation. QUESTIONS/PURPOSES: In a cadaver biomechanical model, we compared the dual allograft semitendinosus reconstruction with the myofascial turndown in terms of (1) mechanical strength and resistance to deformation and (2) failure mechanisms in reconstruction of large segmental Achilles defects...
June 14, 2017: Clinical Orthopaedics and related Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28615807/soft-embalming-of-cadavers-for-training-purposes-optimising-for-long-term-use-in-tropical-weather
#15
Raghuveer Reddy, Subramania Iyer, Minnie Pillay, Krishnakumar Thankappan, Janarthanan Ramu
BACKGROUND: Surgical and anatomical training has been found to be most optimally simulated in a cadaver than any other available methods. Soft embalming methods have made the bodies more 'lifelike' and better suited for training. The widely accepted soft embalming techniques, including Thiel embalming, are designed for temperate climates. Their use in tropical locations has been found to be associated with poor short-term and long-term preservation of the bodies. In fact, adequate reports from tropical countries on effective methods for soft embalming are lacking...
January 2017: Indian Journal of Plastic Surgery: Official Publication of the Association of Plastic Surgeons of India
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28612210/surgical-approach-to-level-vi-in-papillary-thyroid-carcinoma-an-overview
#16
REVIEW
Carmela De Crea, Marco Raffaelli, Luca Sessa, Celestino Pio Lombardi, Rocco Bellantone
One of the most controversial issues in the treatment of thyroid cancer is the management of the central neck nodes in patients with papillary thyroid carcinoma (PTC). Lymph node involvement is common in patients with PTC and it may negatively affect recurrence rate and, probably, survival. Although therapeutic compartment-oriented central neck dissection is the standard treatment for patients with clinical nodal involvement (cN1) PTC, the role and the extension for elective or prophylactic central neck dissection (PCND) in patients with clinically node negative (cN0) neoplasms remains controversial...
June 13, 2017: Updates in Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28608737/preoperative-18-f-fdg-pet-ct-vs-contrast-enhanced-ct-to-identify-regional-nodal-metastasis-among-patients-with-head-and-neck-squamous-cell-carcinoma
#17
Joshua K Cho, Thomas J Ow, Andrew Y Lee, Richard V Smith, Nicolas F Schlecht, Bradley A Schiff, Andrew B Tassler, Juan Lin, Renee M Moadel, Ana Valdivia, Tony Abraham, Edwin Gulko, Matthew Neimark, Berrin Ustun, Jacqueline A Bello, Keivan Shifteh
Objective Our objective was to compare the accuracy of preoperative positron emission tomography (PET)/computed tomography (CT) and contrast-enhanced CT (CECT) in detecting cervical nodal metastases in patients treated with neck dissection and to scrutinize the ability of each modality to determine nodal stage. Study Design Case series with chart review. Setting Montefiore Medical Center, Bronx, New York. Subjects and Methods Patients who underwent neck dissection at our institution for primary treatment of head and neck squamous cell carcinoma (HNSCC) and had received preoperative PET/CT and CECT were included in this study...
June 1, 2017: Otolaryngology—Head and Neck Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28606255/-incidence-and-risk-factors-of-recurrence-after-endovascular-treatment-of-vertebrobasilar-dissecting-aneurysms
#18
Y Z Zang, Z G Wang, C W Wang, Y Zhang, X Ding, X F Wang
Objective: To evaluate the incidence and risk factors of recurrence after endovascular treatment of vertebrobasilar dissecting aneurysms (VBDAs). Methods: Retrospective analysis was used for the clinical information of 40 cases of vertebrobasilar dissecting aneurysms treated with endovascular methods in our department between January 2007 and December 2015.According to whether recurrence occurred, the patients were divided into recurrence group (10 patients) and non-recurrence group (30 patients). The data of the patients' age, sex, hypertension history, smoking history, aneurismal size, presenting symptoms, degree of embolization, GCS scores, aneurismal localization and treatment methods were analyzed to evaluate the risk factors for recurrence after endovascular treatment...
June 6, 2017: Zhonghua Yi Xue za Zhi [Chinese medical journal]
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28602040/the-impact-of-a-head-and-neck-microvascular-fellowship-program-on-otolaryngology-resident-training
#19
Chad A Zender, Kate Clancy, Sami Melki, Shawn Li, Nicole Fowler
OBJECTIVE: To assess the impact of a microvascular head and neck (H&N) fellowship on senior residents' surgical experience. STUDY DESIGN: Retrospective review of Accreditation Council for Graduate Medical Education-generated operative case log reports, retrospective chart review, and electronic survey. METHODS: A retrospective review of one institution's residents' H&N operative case logs and free flap operative reports was performed to determine changes in key indicator cases (KICs) after the addition of a H&N fellowship...
June 11, 2017: Laryngoscope
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28601094/prognostic-factors-for-head-and-neck-cancer-of-unknown-primary-including-the-impact-of-human-papilloma-virus-infection
#20
Lars Axelsson, Jan Nyman, Hedda Haugen-Cange, Mogens Bove, Leif Johansson, Shahin De Lara, Anikó Kovács, Eva Hammerlid
BACKGROUND: Head and neck cancer of unknown primary (HNCUP) is rare and prospective studies are lacking. The impact of different prognostic factors such as age and N stage is not completely known, the optimal treatment is not yet established, and the reported survival rates vary. In the last decade, human papilloma virus (HPV) has been identified as a common cause of and important prognostic factor in oropharyngeal cancer, and there is now growing interest in the importance of HPV for HNCUP...
June 10, 2017: Journal of Otolaryngology—Head & Neck Surgery
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