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Jenny K Hoang, Jyotsna Vanka, Benjamin J Ludwig, Christine M Glastonbury
OBJECTIVE: In this article, we present a 4-step approach to evaluating lymph nodes in the setting of head and neck squamous cell and thyroid carcinoma and highlight important tips and traps. CONCLUSION: The presence and extent of nodal metastases in head and neck cancer has a great impact on treatment and prognosis. Pretreatment CT and MRI of the neck are commonly performed to evaluate for nodal metastases.
January 2013: AJR. American Journal of Roentgenology
Feng-Yu Chiang, I-Cheng Lu, Hui-Chun Chen, Hsiu-Ya Chen, Cheng-Jing Tsai, Pi-Jung Hsiao, Ka-Wo Lee, Che-Wei Wu
Recurrent laryngeal nerve (RLN) palsy is the most common and serious complication after thyroid surgery. Visual identification of the RLN during thyroid surgery has been shown to be associated with lower rates of palsy, and although it has been recommended as the gold standard for RLN treatment, it does not guarantee success against postoperative vocal cord paralysis. Anatomical variations of the RLN, such as extra-laryngeal branches, distorted RLN, intertwining between branches of the RLN and inferior thyroid artery, and non-recurrent laryngeal nerve, can be a potential cause of nerve injury due to visual misidentification...
November 2010: Kaohsiung Journal of Medical Sciences
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