Correlation between positron emission tomography/computed tomography and computed tomography in the staging prior to the treatment of head and neck squamous cell carcinoma

ConclusionPositron emission computed tomography is useful for the diagnosis of head and neck squamous cell carcinoma, improving the patient's staging especially when detecting cervical and distant metastases. Therefore, we consider that the use of positron emission computed tomography for the staging of patients with head and neck squamous cell carcinoma is a diagnostic test to be considered.ResumoIntroduçãoO carcinoma espinocelular de cabeça e pescoço é o sétimo tumor maligno mais comum. Os avanços no tratamento melhoraram as taxas de sobrevida global nos últimos anos, embora o prognóstico ainda seja grave.ObjetivoO objetivo do presente estudo é avaliar a correlação entre a tomografia computadorizada por emissão de positrons e a tomografia computadorizada no estadiamento de carcinomas espinocelulares cabeça e pescoço não tratados previamente e verificar qual das duas técnicas de imagem nos fornece mais informações no momento do diagnóstico inicial.MétodoOs dados de todos os pacientes diagnosticados em nosso hospital com carcinoma espinocelular de cabeça e pescoço por biópsia de qualquer região ou adenopatias de origem desconhecida foram colhidos no período entre janeiro de 2012 e julho de 2017. Em todos os casos, uma tomografia computadorizada e uma tomografia computadorizada por emissão d...
Source: Brazilian Journal of Otorhinolaryngology - Category: ENT & OMF Source Type: research

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ConclusionPositron emission computed tomography is useful for the diagnosis of head and neck squamous cell carcinoma, improving the patient's staging especially when detecting cervical and distant metastases. Therefore, we consider that the use of positron emission computed tomography for the staging of patients with head and neck squamous cell carcinoma is a diagnostic test to be considered.ResumoIntroduçãoO carcinoma espinocelular de cabeça e pescoço é o sétimo tumor maligno mais comum. Os avanços no tratamento melhoraram as taxas de sobrevida global nos últimos ano...
Source: Brazilian Journal of Otorhinolaryngology - Category: ENT & OMF Source Type: research
CONCLUSION:: This is the first case series of neck metastasis from mucosal HNSCC as an unusual cause of Horner syndrome and is usually associated with very poor prognosis. PMID: 30922108 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Ear, Nose and Throat Journal - Category: ENT & OMF Authors: Tags: Ear Nose Throat J Source Type: research
ConclusionsThe combination of ki67 expression and p16 expression status may allow prediction of local control more accurately than p16 expression status alone.
Source: European Archives of Oto-Rhino-Laryngology - Category: ENT & OMF Source Type: research
ConclusionsA stepwise approach to primary tumor identification identifies a primary tumor in a majority of patients.Level of Evidence4Laryngoscope, 2018
Source: The Laryngoscope - Category: ENT & OMF Authors: Tags: Head and Neck Source Type: research
To analyse the maximum standardised uptake value (SUVmax) ratio between tonsils in patients with and without tonsillar carcinoma to determine useful diagnostic thresholds.
Source: Clinical Radiology - Category: Radiology Authors: Source Type: research
CONCLUSION: Panendoscopy remains integral in the assessment of transoral robotic surgery suitability. Refining indications for modern panendoscopy could reduce the need for this procedure in this cohort of patients. PMID: 30289089 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Journal of Laryngology and Otology - Category: ENT & OMF Tags: J Laryngol Otol Source Type: research
ConclusionIn this study on HNSCC patients presenting with clinically UP lesions the diagnostic accuracy of qualitative analysis with DWI and 18F-FDG-PET/CT and quantitative analysis of 18F-FDG-PET/CT using SUVmax were high. Adding DWI did not improve the accuracy of 18F-FDG-PET/CT.
Source: European Journal of Radiology - Category: Radiology Source Type: research
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Source: Clinical Otolaryngology - Category: ENT & OMF Authors: Tags: Our Experience Source Type: research
Head and neck squamous cell carcinoma of unknown primary (UKP HNSCC) comprises up to 7% of all HNSCC metastatic to regional lymph nodes in the absence of distant metastatic disease [1].
Source: Oral Oncology - Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Source Type: research
Management of head and neck squamous cell carcinoma (HNSCC) is typically based on the site, stage, and pathologic characteristics of the identified tumor. However, when a primary tumor is not identified several treatment dilemmas arise: How should potential primary sites be treated and to what extent? If treated with primary radiation, what sites should be targeted and to what dose? What is the role of diagnostic surgical resection?
Source: Oral Oncology - Category: Cancer & Oncology Authors: Source Type: research
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