Surgical resection of oral cancer: en-bloc versus discontinuous approach

ConclusionThe more invasive approach does not correlate to a better outcome. In selected cases, DR is an oncologically safe technique; EBR is still a valid option to treat advanced oral cancers
Source: European Archives of Oto-Rhino-Laryngology - Category: ENT & OMF Source Type: research

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AbstractObjectivesTo assess patient needs and concerns after head and neck squamous cell carcinoma (HNSCC) treatment and their possible correlations with long-term quality of life (QoL) and to examine the potential impact of psychological distress on these results.MethodsAlive and disease-free HNSCC patients at least 1  year after treatment were enrolled in this cross-sectional multicentric study and completed the EORTC QLQ-C30 and H&N35 QoL questionnaires, the head and neck cancer-specific patient concerns inventory (PCI-HN) questionnaire and the hospital anxiety and depression scale (HADS). Correlations between QoL ...
Source: European Archives of Oto-Rhino-Laryngology - Category: ENT & OMF Source Type: research
Buchwald C Abstract BACKGROUND: The incidence of oral cancer is approximately 300,000 patients annually. A cancer diagnosis and treatment affect both physical and mental issues. OBJECTIVES: The aim of this systematic review was to examine the development of depression in patients who have been treated for oral squamous cell carcinoma (OSCC). MATERIAL AND METHODS: PubMed and EMBASE were systematically searched for studies addressing depression among patients treated for OSCC and published within the past ten years. RESULTS: We identified three studies comprising 528 patients (range: 75-349), primari...
Source: Acta Oto-Laryngologica - Category: ENT & OMF Authors: Tags: Acta Otolaryngol Source Type: research
CONCLUSIONS: Despite the implementation of IMRT, survivors of NPC still experience many physical symptoms that affect long-term QoL many years after treatment. Depression, anxiety, and fatigue remain common in long-term survivors and are highly correlated with QoL. PMID: 30191868 [PubMed - in process]
Source: Health Physics - Category: Physics Authors: Tags: Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys Source Type: research
AbstractPurpose of ReviewThe treatment paradigm for oral cavity and oropharyngeal cancer is shifting. As our treatment strategies change, it calls into question whether surveillance strategies warrant change as well. Therefore, the goal of this paper is to critically review the literature with respect to the current pattern and timing of surveillance and the use of post-treatment imaging in patients with oral cavity and oropharyngeal carcinoma.Recent FindingsRecent studies suggest that routine surveillance does not improve overall survival, but it does improve locoregional control. Imaging does play an important role in po...
Source: Current Otorhinolaryngology Reports - Category: ENT & OMF Source Type: research
Publication date: July 2018Source: British Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Volume 56, Issue 6Author(s): J. Yue, S. Zhuo, H. Zhang, X. Liu, W. ZhangAbstractWe used the University of Washington Quality of Life (UW-QoL) questionnaire (version 4) to assess the long-term quality of life (QoL) of patients with oral squamous cell carcinoma treated with or without reconstruction with a microvascular free flap, and all patients with T2–T4 oral squamous cell carcinoma (SCC) treated in this way were eligible for the study. A total of 139 patients’ personal details, medical history, and QoL scores were collected...
Source: British Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery - Category: ENT & OMF Source Type: research
Conclusion: The study observed that there was marked dysregulation of both morning plasma and salivary cortisol levels along with higher scores of anxiety and depression in OSCC.
Source: Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Pathology - Category: ENT & OMF Authors: Source Type: research
The objective of the current study was to assess the preoperative and postoperative oral cancer pain, anxiety, and quality of life of OSCC patients with invasive treatment procedure.MethodsThe current study was conducted by interviewing 21 (10 males; 11 females) patients who had been diagnosed with stage 3 and stage 4 OSCC and about to go through surgery at the inpatient ward of Surgical Oncology Department, Hasan Sadikin Hospital, Bandung, Indonesia. A preoperative and interview was conducted by using the Hospital Anxiety and Depression Scale (HADS), the European Organization for Research and Treatment of Cancer Quality o...
Source: Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery - Category: ENT & OMF Source Type: research
Publication date: 5 November 2017 Source:Neuroscience, Volume 363 Author(s): Yi Ye, Daniel G. Bernabé, Elizabeth Salvo, Chi T. Viet, Kentaro Ono, John C. Dolan, Malvin Janal, Brad E. Aouizerat, Christine Miaskowski, Brian L. Schmidt Widespread pain and anxiety are commonly reported in cancer patients. We hypothesize that cancer is accompanied by attenuation of endogenous opioid-mediated inhibition, which subsequently causes widespread pain and anxiety. To test this hypothesis we used a mouse model of oral squamous cell carcinoma (SCC) in the tongue. We found that mice with tongue SCC exhibited widespread nociceptiv...
Source: Neuroscience - Category: Neuroscience Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 26 April 2017 Source:British Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery Author(s): W. Terro, St. J. Crean Cancer of the head and neck has profound psychosocial and physical effects on patients, so quality of life (QoL) is an essential consideration—not only is it of importance to the patient but it also provides a subjective measure of the success of treatment. However, we know of little work about its influence on carers. The aim of this study was to assess the impact of the diagnosis and treatment on the QoL of patients and their carers from baseline (preoperatively) to three mont...
Source: British Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery - Category: ENT & OMF Source Type: research
Conclusion The evaluation of tac is of high relevance. The results of the current study have encouraged us to establish this questionnaire as a routine tool in our tac.
Source: Journal of Cranio Maxillofacial Surgery - Category: ENT & OMF Source Type: research
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