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Exophytic sinonasal papillomas and nasal florid papillomatosis: A retrospective study
ConclusionExophytic papilloma has 2 clinical presentations: localized and diffuse. Patients with florid papillomatosis should be monitored closely as recurrence seems to be frequent. (Source: Head and Neck)
Source: Head and Neck - January 17, 2018 Category: ENT & OMF Authors: Romain Gl âtre, Héloïse Kermadec, Issam Abd Alsamad, Cécile Badoual, Anne Gauthier, Lydia Brugel, Claire Parra, André Coste, Virginie Prulière‐Escabasse, Emilie Bequignon Tags: ORIGINAL ARTICLE Source Type: research

Endoscopic endonasal approach for sinonasal and anterior skull base malignancies in the elderly
Abstract BackgroundThe purpose of this study was to report the outcomes of endoscopic transnasal resection for sinonasal and anterior skull‐base cancers in elderly patients. MethodsA retrospective review was performed. The patients were divided into 2 groups,
Source: Head and Neck - January 17, 2018 Category: ENT & OMF Authors: Davide Lepera, Federico Leone, Luca Volpi, Maurizio Bignami, Apostolos Karligkiotis, Alessia Lambertoni, Andrea Pistochini, Remo Accorona, Piero Nicolai, Paolo Castelnuovo Tags: ORIGINAL ARTICLE Source Type: research

Submental artery island flap with simultaneous level I neck dissection
ConclusionThe submental island flap can be performed safely with a level I neck dissection for head and neck reconstruction. (Source: Head and Neck)
Source: Head and Neck - January 14, 2018 Category: ENT & OMF Authors: Antoine Eskander, Daniel Strigenz, Nolan Seim, Enver Ozer Tags: OPERATIVE TECHNIQUES Source Type: research

Issue Information
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Source: Head and Neck - January 13, 2018 Category: ENT & OMF Tags: ISSUE INFORMATION Source Type: research

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The cover image, by Dajiang Song et al., is based on the Original Article Chimeric thoracoacromial artery perforator flap for one‐staged reconstruction of complex pharyngoesophageal defects: A single unit experience, DOI: 10.1002/hed.24962 (Source: Head and Neck)
Source: Head and Neck - January 13, 2018 Category: ENT & OMF Tags: COVER IMAGE Source Type: research

Transoral robotic surgery for oropharyngeal carcinoma: Surgical margins and oncologic outcomes
ConclusionThe need to take ≥2 margins to achieve resection portends an increased risk of locoregional recurrence and death due to disease in oropharyngeal SCC. (Source: Head and Neck)
Source: Head and Neck - January 12, 2018 Category: ENT & OMF Authors: Eric J. Moore, Kathryn M. Abel, Daniel L. Price, Christine M. Lohse, Kerry D. Olsen, Ryan S. Jackson, Eliot J. Martin Tags: ORIGINAL ARTICLE Source Type: research

Nonsurgical management of human immunodeficiency virus ‐associated parotid cysts: A systematic review and meta‐analysis
Abstract BackgroundThe purpose of this clinical review was to analyze the effectiveness of nonsurgical management options for human immunodeficiency virus (HIV)‐associated parotid cysts. MethodsWe conducted systematic and meta‐analysis reviews. Primary outcomes were complete or partial responses. ResultsSystematic review identified 12 relevant studies. The average rates of complete response for antiretroviral therapy (ART), sclerotherapy, and fine‐needle aspiration (FNA) were 52.8%, 55.5%, and 33.3%, respectively. Three radiotherapy studies, totaling 104 patients, were included in a meta‐analysis. Patients receivin...
Source: Head and Neck - January 12, 2018 Category: ENT & OMF Authors: Akash N. Naik, William B. Clinkscales, Masanari G. Kato, Shaun A. Nguyen, M. Boyd Gillespie Tags: CLINICAL REVIEW Source Type: research

Human papillomavirus in the nasopharynx: A true entity?
(Source: Head and Neck)
Source: Head and Neck - January 11, 2018 Category: ENT & OMF Authors: Mihir K. Bhayani Tags: COMMENTARY Source Type: research

Case of late ‐onset, relapsing surgical site infection related to a venous coupler placed during free flap reconstruction for major head and neck cancer
ConclusionTo the best of our knowledge, this is the first report of a delayed‐onset head and neck surgical site infection in which a venous coupler served as a foreign body. An infected foreign body should be suspected in relapsing surgical site infections due to a single organism. (Source: Head and Neck)
Source: Head and Neck - January 1, 2018 Category: ENT & OMF Authors: Yin Ren, Daniel G. Deschler, Dipti Sajed, Marlene L. Durand Tags: CASE REPORT Source Type: research

Human papillomavirus and nasopharyngeal cancer
ConclusionIn what we believe as the only large study of HPV‐associated NPC, HPV neither correlates with nor predicts survival in NPC. Owing to the difficulty of addressing causality in database studies, further work must corroborate the findings herein. (Source: Head and Neck)
Source: Head and Neck - January 1, 2018 Category: ENT & OMF Authors: Vivek Verma, Charles B. Simone, Chi Lin Tags: ORIGINAL ARTICLE Source Type: research

Narrow band imaging versus laryngovideostroboscopy in precancerous and malignant vocal fold lesions
Abstract BackgroundThis is a comparative analysis of the diagnostic accuracy of narrow band imaging (NBI) and laryngovideostroboscopy (LVS) in the assessment of premalignant and malignant vocal fold lesions. MethodsA prospective analysis was performed on 105 consecutive patients with vocal fold lesions. The NBI and LVS were obtained before the microsurgery. ResultsThe NBI and LVS showed no significant differences in identifying premalignant and malignant pathologies. However, in analysis restricted to identification of only malignant lesions, the specificity (88.9% vs 20.6%), accuracy (90.5% vs 51.4%), and positive predict...
Source: Head and Neck - January 1, 2018 Category: ENT & OMF Authors: Anna Rzepakowska, Ewelina Sielska ‐Badurek, Raul Cruz, Maria Sobol, Ewa Osuch‐Wójcikiewicz, Kazimierz Niemczyk Tags: ORIGINAL ARTICLE Source Type: research

Pigmented epithelioid melanocytoma with nodal melanosis: A rare cause of cystic cervical lymphadenopathy
ConclusionCervical lymphadenopathy can rarely be due to an upper back lesion, such as pigmented epithelioid melanocytoma. Thus, routine clinical examination of the upper back should be performed in patients with cervical lymphadenopathy. (Source: Head and Neck)
Source: Head and Neck - January 1, 2018 Category: ENT & OMF Authors: Hiang Jin Tan, Lianne Ai Ling Lee, Felix Paulus, Choon Chieh Tan Tags: CASE REPORT Source Type: research

Impact of alcohol dehydrogenase ‐aldehyde dehydrogenase polymorphism on clinical outcome in patients with hypopharyngeal cancer
ConclusionWe conclude that heavy drinkers with the ALDH2*2 allele are associated with poor outcome in hypopharyngeal SCC. (Source: Head and Neck)
Source: Head and Neck - December 29, 2017 Category: ENT & OMF Authors: Mehmet Ozgur Avin çsal, Hirotaka Shinomiya, Masanori Teshima, Mie Kubo, Naoki Otsuki, Naomi Kyota, Ryohei Sasaki, Yoh Zen, Ken‐ichi Nibu Tags: ORIGINAL ARTICLE Source Type: research

Leiomyosarcoma of the head and neck: A 17 ‐year single institution experience and review of the National Cancer Data Base
Abstract BackgroundLeiomyosarcoma is a rare neoplasm of the head and neck. The purpose of this study was to present our single‐institution case series of head and neck leiomyosarcoma and a review of cases in the National Cancer Data Base (NCDB). MethodsPatients with head and neck leiomyosarcoma at the University of Pennsylvania and in the NCDB were identified. Demographic characteristics, tumor factors, treatment paradigms, and outcomes were evaluated for prognostic significance. ResultsNine patients with head and neck leiomyosarcoma from the institution were identified; a majority had high‐grade disease and cutaneous ...
Source: Head and Neck - December 29, 2017 Category: ENT & OMF Authors: Alan D. Workman, Douglas R. Farquhar, Robert M. Brody, Arjun K. Parasher, Ryan M. Carey, Michael T. Purkey, Danish A. Nagda, John S. Brooks, Lee P. Hartner, Jason A. Brant, Jason G. Newman Tags: ORIGINAL ARTICLE Source Type: research

In vitro biofilm growth on modern voice prostheses
ConclusionThe use of silver oxide and Teflon as valve flap materials proves to reduce long‐term biofilm formation in vitro. The applied model allows rapid screening for novel biofilm‐inhibitive materials and durable coatings designated for more biofilm resistant medical devices. (Source: Head and Neck)
Source: Head and Neck - December 29, 2017 Category: ENT & OMF Authors: Matthias Leonhard, Beata Zatorska, Yulong Tan, Doris Moser, Berit Schneider ‐Stickler Tags: ORIGINAL ARTICLE Source Type: research

Computer ‐aided system for diagnosing thyroid nodules on ultrasound: A comparison with radiologist‐based clinical assessments
This study retrospectively reviewed 342 surgically resected thyroid nodules from July 2013 to December 2013 at our center. The nodules were assessed on typical ultrasound images using the CAD system and reviewed by 1 experienced radiologist. The radiologist stratified the risk of malignancy using the Thyroid Imaging Reporting and Data Systems (TIRADS) and the American Thyroid Association (ATA) guidelines. ResultsThe radiologist, using TI‐RADS and ATA guidelines, performed better than the CAD system (P .05; P .05). However, we found that the CAD system had lower specificity (P
Source: Head and Neck - December 29, 2017 Category: ENT & OMF Authors: Luying Gao, Ruyu Liu, Yuxin Jiang, Wenfeng Song, Ying Wang, Jia Liu, Juanjuan Wang, Dongqian Wu, Shuai Li, Aimin Hao, Bo Zhang Tags: ORIGINAL ARTICLE Source Type: research

Phase II trial of eribulin mesylate in recurrent or metastatic salivary gland malignancies
ConclusionAlthough the objective responses to eribulin were uncommon, disease control was observed in the majority of patients. (Source: Head and Neck)
Source: Head and Neck - December 28, 2017 Category: ENT & OMF Authors: Cristina P. Rodriguez, Renato G. Martins, Christina Baik, Laura Q. Chow, Rafael Santana ‐Davila, Bernardo H. Goulart, Sylvia Lee, Keith D. Eaton Tags: ORIGINAL ARTICLE Source Type: research

Rare presentation of heterotopic ossification along a fibula free flap pedicle in a high ‐volume microvascular reconstruction practice
ConclusionOur practice includes a high‐volume head and neck extirpative and reconstruction practice. To the best of our knowledge, this represents the first documented case of heterotopic ossification along a free flap pedicle despite routine subperiosteal elevation to free the peroneal artery from the proximal fibula. (Source: Head and Neck)
Source: Head and Neck - December 22, 2017 Category: ENT & OMF Authors: Ashley C. Mays, Ann M. Gillenwater, Patrick B. Garvey Tags: CASE REPORT Source Type: research

Prognostic value of tumor volume in patients with head and neck squamous cell carcinoma treated with primary surgery
Abstract BackgroundTumor volume in head and neck squamous cell carcinoma (HNSCC) was mainly measured in nonsurgically treated patients. We analyzed the influence of tumor volume on complete response (CR), overall survival (OS), and clear surgical margins also in primarily surgically treated patients. MethodsIn contrast‐enhanced CTs, the tumor volumes of patients with incident HNSCC were measured. ResultsThe tumor volumes of 259 patients were measured, of which 125 patients (48%) underwent primary surgery and 102 patients (84%) had clear margins. The tumor volume was not an independent factor for CR at the primary tumor s...
Source: Head and Neck - December 22, 2017 Category: ENT & OMF Authors: Daniel Dejaco, Teresa Steinbichler, Volker H. Schartinger, Natalie Fischer, Maria Anegg, Jozsef Dudas, Andrea Posch, Gerlig Widmann, Herbert Riechelmann Tags: ORIGINAL ARTICLE Source Type: research

Androgen deprivation therapy for androgen receptor ‐positive advanced salivary duct carcinoma: A nationwide case series of 35 patients in The Netherlands
ConclusionWe recommend ADT in advanced androgen receptor‐positive salivary duct carcinoma given its response and clinical benefit. © 2017 Wiley Periodicals, Inc. Head Neck, 2017 (Source: Head and Neck)
Source: Head and Neck - December 22, 2017 Category: ENT & OMF Authors: Eline Boon, Wim van Boxtel, Jan Buter, Robert J. Baatenburg de Jong, Robert J. J. van Es, Miranda Bel, Edward Fiets, Sjoukje F. Oosting, Marije Slingerland, Ann Hoeben, Margot E. T. Tesselaar, Marianne A. Jonker, Uta E. Flucke, , Winette T. A. van der Gra Tags: ORIGINAL ARTICLE Source Type: research

Carbon dioxide embolism during transoral robotic thyroidectomy: A case report
ConclusionThe possibility of CO2 embolism during transoral thyroidectomy with CO2 insufflation should not be overlooked. (Source: Head and Neck)
Source: Head and Neck - December 22, 2017 Category: ENT & OMF Authors: Kyu Nam Kim, Dong Won Lee, Ji Yeon Kim, Kyoung ‐Hee Han, Kyung Tae Tags: CASE REPORT Source Type: research

Issue Information
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Source: Head and Neck - December 18, 2017 Category: ENT & OMF Tags: ISSUE INFORMATION Source Type: research

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The cover image, by Erez Shmuel Davidi et al., is based on the Original Article Cisplatin‐conjugated gold nanoparticles as a theranostic agent for head and neck cancer, DOI: 10.1002/hed.24935. (Source: Head and Neck)
Source: Head and Neck - December 18, 2017 Category: ENT & OMF Tags: COVER IMAGE Source Type: research

American Thyroid Association ultrasound system for the initial assessment of thyroid nodules: Use in stratifying the risk of malignancy of indeterminate lesions
Abstract BackgroundThe ultrasound risk stratification system of the American Thyroid Association (ATA) is frequently adopted in clinical practice. Here, we evaluated its performance in a series of nodules with indeterminate fine‐needle aspiration cytology (FNAC) report. MethodsIndeterminate thyroid nodules diagnosed at 2 medical centers were retrospectively screened, ultrasound images were reevaluated, and lesions were classified according to the ATA. Single ultrasound parameters were also analyzed. ResultsOne hundred seventy‐three indeterminate lesions were included with 24.8% of malignancy. The high suspicion class s...
Source: Head and Neck - December 16, 2017 Category: ENT & OMF Authors: Pierpaolo Trimboli, Maurilio Deandrea, Alberto Mormile, Luca Ceriani, Francesca Garino, Paolo P. Limone, Luca Giovanella Tags: ORIGINAL ARTICLE Source Type: research

Transoral robotic surgery for oropharyngeal squamous cell carcinoma in the era of human papillomavirus
ConclusionThe TORS‐based approach was associated with superior survival in patients with HPV‐negative oropharyngeal SCC; similar difference was not observed in patients with HPV‐positive disease. (Source: Head and Neck)
Source: Head and Neck - December 15, 2017 Category: ENT & OMF Authors: Omar Mahmoud, Kim Sung, Francisco J. Civantos, Giovanna R. Thomas, Michael A. Samuels Tags: ORIGINAL ARTICLE Source Type: research

Predictors of returns to the emergency department after head and neck surgery
ConclusionThe rate of 30dEDRs after head and neck surgery is low; however, these visits increase the hospitals' financial burden as well as patient morbidity. Predictors of 30dEDRs may be utilized to formulate preventative measures. (Source: Head and Neck)
Source: Head and Neck - December 14, 2017 Category: ENT & OMF Authors: R. Michael Baskin, Jingnan Zhang, Carolyn Dirain, Paul Lipori, Gileno Fonseca, Raja Sawhney, Brian J. Boyce, Natalie L. Silver, Peter T. Dziegielewski Tags: ORIGINAL ARTICLE Source Type: research

AHNS Series: Do you know your guidelines? Evidence ‐based management of oral cavity cancers
Abstract Oral cavity squamous cell carcinoma (OCSCC) is the most common nonmelanoma head and neck cancer in the world, with an estimated 405 000 new cases expected each year. Subsites of the oral cavity include the alveolar ridge, buccal mucosa, anterior tongue, tonsillar pillar, retromolar trigone, hard palate, gingiva, and floor of the mouth. In this issue of the AHNS “Do you know your guidelines?” series, we review the evidence‐based approach to the management of oral cavity carcinomas based on the framework provided by the National Comprehensive Cancer Network (NCCN) Clinical Practice Guidelines in O...
Source: Head and Neck - December 5, 2017 Category: ENT & OMF Authors: Amarbir Gill, Nilesh Vasan, Babak Givi, Arjun Joshi Tags: PRACTICE GUIDELINES Source Type: research

Pharyngeal perforation after anterior cervical spine surgery treated by transoral endoscopic surgery
ConclusionWe consider the transoral endoscopic approach a feasible low comorbidity technique to treat anterior cervical plate mobilization with pharyngeal and pharyngoesophageal perforations. (Source: Head and Neck)
Source: Head and Neck - December 5, 2017 Category: ENT & OMF Authors: Julio Rama ‐López, Meritxell Tomás‐Fernandez, César García‐Garza, Milton Martínez‐Madrigal Tags: CASE REPORT Source Type: research

Growing incidence of thyroid carcinoma in recent years: Factors underlying overdiagnosis
Abstract There is an increasing incidence of well‐differentiated thyroid cancer worldwide. Much of the increase is secondary to increased detection of small, low‐risk tumors, with questionable clinical significance. This review addresses the factors that contribute to the increasing incidence and considers environmental, and patient‐based and clinician‐led influences. Articles addressing the causes of the increased incidence were critically reviewed. A complex interplay of environmental, medical, and social pressures has resulted in increased awareness of the thyroid disease risk, increased screening of thyroid can...
Source: Head and Neck - December 5, 2017 Category: ENT & OMF Authors: Alvaro Sanabria, Luiz P. Kowalski, Jatin P. Shah, Iain J. Nixon, Peter Angelos, Michelle D. Williams, Alessandra Rinaldo, Alfio Ferlito Tags: CLINICAL REVIEW Source Type: research

Nutritional and hematologic markers as predictors of risk of surgical site infection in patients with head and neck cancer undergoing major oncologic surgery
We examined the risk factors for surgical site infection in patients undergoing surgery for head and neck cancer. MethodsThe study involved 369 patients who underwent surgery for head and neck cancer. Hematological and nutritional parameters were measured preoperatively and postoperatively. Univariate and multivariate analyses were used to determine the risk factors for surgical site infection. ResultsOf the 369 patients, 104 (28.2%) had surgical site infections: 45 (12.2%) superficial incisional; 6 (1.6%) deep incisional; and 53 (14.4%) organ/space infections. Multivariate analyses showed that history of radiotherapy, wei...
Source: Head and Neck - December 5, 2017 Category: ENT & OMF Authors: Ho ‐Jin Son, Jong‐Lyel Roh, Seung‐Ho Choi, Soon Yuhl Nam, Sang Yoon Kim Tags: ORIGINAL ARTICLE Source Type: research

Oropharynx ‐directed ipsilateral irradiation for p16‐positive squamous cell carcinoma involving the cervical lymph nodes of unknown primary origin
ConclusionOropharynx‐directed, ipsilateral radiation results in disease control that compares favorably with historical controls treated by comprehensive mucosal and bilateral neck radiation. (Source: Head and Neck)
Source: Head and Neck - December 1, 2017 Category: ENT & OMF Authors: Allen M. Chen, Jessica Meshman, Sophia Hsu, Taeko Yoshizaki, Elliot Abemayor, Maie St. John Tags: ORIGINAL ARTICLE Source Type: research

Transoral robotic surgery for residual and recurrent oropharyngeal cancers: Exploratory study of surgical innovation using the IDEAL framework for early ‐phase surgical studies
ConclusionTORS is a valid management option for residual and recurrent oropharyngeal cancer. Oncologic outcomes are comparable to open surgery and transoral laser microsurgery, with the added advantages of en bloc resections, facility for intraoperative ultrasound imaging, and inset of free flaps without mandibular split. (Source: Head and Neck)
Source: Head and Neck - December 1, 2017 Category: ENT & OMF Authors: Vinidh Paleri, Hannah Fox, Sarah Coward, Maniram Ragbir, Andrew McQueen, Omar Ahmed, David Meikle, Daniel Saleh, James O'Hara, Max Robinson Tags: ORIGINAL ARTICLE Source Type: research

Comparative analysis of 2 robotic thyroidectomy procedures: Transoral versus bilateral axillo ‐breast approach
ConclusionThe TORT procedure could be performed safely and showed comparable outcomes with BABA robotic thyroidectomy in selected patients. Therefore, TORT may be an alternative approach for patients who prefer a scar‐free thyroidectomy. (Source: Head and Neck)
Source: Head and Neck - December 1, 2017 Category: ENT & OMF Authors: Young Jun Chai, Hoon Yub Kim, Hong Kyu Kim, Sang Ho Jun, Gianlorenzo Dionigi, Angkoon Anuwong, Jeremy D. Richmon, Ralph P. Tufano Tags: ORIGINAL ARTICLE Source Type: research

Squamous cell carcinoma of unknown primary of the head and neck: Favorable prognostic factors comparable to those in oropharyngeal cancer
Abstract BackgroundTreatment for squamous cell carcinoma (SCC) of unknown primary consists of radiotherapy (RT) +/‐ chemotherapy or neck dissection +/‐ adjuvant RT/chemoradiotherapy (CRT). We compared these strategies and identified prognostic factors. MethodsFrom 1993 to 2015, 75 patients with SCC of unknown primary had RT‐based or surgery‐based treatment. Primary endpoints were overall survival (OS) and disease‐free survival (DFS). Event‐time distributions were estimated using the Kaplan‐Meier method. ResultsFive‐year OS and DFS for RT‐based and surgery‐based treatments were similar (OS 73% vs 68%, re...
Source: Head and Neck - December 1, 2017 Category: ENT & OMF Authors: Margaret J. Zhou, Annemieke Zante, Ann A. Lazar, Eli R. Groppo, Adam A. Garsa, William R. Ryan, Ivan H. El ‐Sayed, David W. Eisele, Sue S. Yom Tags: ORIGINAL ARTICLE Source Type: research

Factors affecting operative time in robotic thyroidectomy
ConclusionBody habitus and clinical nodal status in the central compartment should be considered in deciding the indications for robotic thyroidectomy. (Source: Head and Neck)
Source: Head and Neck - December 1, 2017 Category: ENT & OMF Authors: Chang Myeon Song, Youn Il Jang, Yong Bae Ji, Jeong Seon Park, Dong Sun Kim, Kyung Tae Tags: ORIGINAL ARTICLE Source Type: research

Superiorly based facial artery musculomucosal flap: A versatile pedicled flap
ConclusionThe superiorly pedicled FAMM flap is a versatile and effective technique that may be integrated in the algorithm for reconstruction of head and neck defects. (Source: Head and Neck)
Source: Head and Neck - November 29, 2017 Category: ENT & OMF Authors: Ilyes Berania, Fran çois Lavigne, Akram Rahal, Tareck Ayad Tags: OPERATIVE TECHNIQUES Source Type: research

AHNS Series: Do you know your guidelines? Principles of treatment for locally advanced or unresectable head and neck squamous cell carcinoma
This article is a continuation of the “Do You Know Your Guidelines” series, initiated by the Education committee of the American Head and Neck Society. Treatment guidelines for advanced head and neck squamous cell carcinoma are reviewed here, including the critical roles of radiotherapy, chemotherapy, and the recent application of immunotherapy agents. We will be limiting this discussion to include cancers of the oral cavity, oropharynx, hypopharynx, and larynx. It should be noted that much of the article pertains to human papillomavirus (HPV)‐negative oropharyngeal cancer where applicable, as HPV‐positive ...
Source: Head and Neck - November 24, 2017 Category: ENT & OMF Authors: Cory D. Fulcher, Missak Haigentz, Thomas J. Ow, Tags: PRACTICE GUIDELINES Source Type: research

AHNS Series: Do you know your guidelines? Guideline recommendations for head and neck cancer of unknown primary site
This article reviews the clinical practice guidelines for head and neck oncology focusing on the management of head and neck cancers of unknown primary (CUP). The primary purpose of this series is to raise awareness of the current guidelines in head and neck oncology by reviewing the recommendations and the evidence supporting such recommendations, particularly those published by the National Comprehensive Cancer Network (NCCN). We review the importance of a thorough history and physical examination, the impact of the American Joint Committee on Cancer (AJCC) eighth edition changes and the importance of immunohistochemistr...
Source: Head and Neck - November 21, 2017 Category: ENT & OMF Authors: Antoine Eskander, Tamer Ghanem, Amit Agrawal, Tags: PRACTICE GUIDELINES Source Type: research

Clinical diagnosis and treatment outcomes for parapharyngeal space schwannomas: A single ‐institution review of 21 cases
ConclusionAlthough postoperative neurological deficit of the involved nerve was unavoidable in PPS schwannoma, intracapsular enucleation could be beneficial by reducing its severity and the incidence of complications unrelated to the involved nerve. (Source: Head and Neck)
Source: Head and Neck - November 21, 2017 Category: ENT & OMF Authors: Yoichiro Sato, Yorihisa Imanishi, Toshiki Tomita, Hiroyuki Ozawa, Koji Sakamoto, Ryoichi Fujii, Seiji Shigetomi, Noboru Habu, Kuninori Otsuka, Yoshihiro Watanabe, Mariko Sekimizu, Kaoru Ogawa Tags: ORIGINAL ARTICLE Source Type: research

Reply to the Letter to the Editor: “Extracapsular dissection versus superficial parotidectomy in benign parotid gland tumors: The Vienna Medical School experience”
(Source: Head and Neck)
Source: Head and Neck - November 20, 2017 Category: ENT & OMF Authors: Boban M. Erovic, Lorenz Kadletz Tags: REPLY TO LETTER TO THE EDITOR Source Type: research

Reply to the Letter to the Editor ‐2 regarding “Extracapsular dissection versus superficial parotidectomy in benign parotid gland tumors: The Vienna Medical School experience”
(Source: Head and Neck)
Source: Head and Neck - November 20, 2017 Category: ENT & OMF Authors: Boban M. Erovic, Lorenz Kadletz Tags: LETTER TO THE EDITOR Source Type: research

Letter to the Editor ‐2 regarding “Extracapsular dissection versus superficial parotidectomy in benign parotid gland tumors: The Vienna Medical School experience”
(Source: Head and Neck)
Source: Head and Neck - November 20, 2017 Category: ENT & OMF Authors: Shang Xie Tags: LETTER TO THE EDITOR Source Type: research

Letter to the Editor regarding “Extracapsular dissection versus superficial parotidectomy in benign parotid gland tumors: The Vienna Medical School experience”
(Source: Head and Neck)
Source: Head and Neck - November 20, 2017 Category: ENT & OMF Authors: Shang Xie Tags: LETTER TO THE EDITOR Source Type: research

Safety and effectiveness of endovascular embolization or stent ‐graft reconstruction for treatment of acute carotid blowout syndrome in patients with head and neck cancer: Case series and systematic review of observational studies
Abstract BackgroundIndications for treatment and outcomes after endovascular management of carotid blowout syndrome for patients with head and neck cancer are not well defined. We investigated the safety and effectiveness of endovascular embolization and stent‐graft reconstruction. MethodsA literature review was performed for studies published between 2001 and 2015 with relevance to treatment outcomes. Our institutional database was examined to identify patients treated with endovascular techniques. ResultsA total of 266 patients were included. Rates of procedural stroke were higher after embolization of internal carotid...
Source: Head and Neck - November 20, 2017 Category: ENT & OMF Authors: Daniel J. Y. Wong, Christopher Donaldson, Leon T. Lai, Andrew Coleman, Charles Giddings, Lee ‐Anne Slater, Ronil V. Chandra Tags: CLINICAL REVIEW Source Type: research

Intensity ‐modulated radiotherapy for elderly patients with nasopharyngeal carcinoma
ConclusionThe results of treating elderly patients with NPC by IMRT were excellent. Distant metastasis remains the most difficult treatment challenge for elderly patients with NPC. (Source: Head and Neck)
Source: Head and Neck - November 20, 2017 Category: ENT & OMF Authors: Caineng Cao, Qiaoying Hu, Xiaozhong Chen Tags: ORIGINAL ARTICLE Source Type: research

Free gracilis muscle transfer for smile reanimation after treatment for advanced parotid malignancy
ConclusionFree gracilis muscle transfer is an option for dynamic smile reanimation in select patients who have undergone treatment for advanced parotid malignancy. (Source: Head and Neck)
Source: Head and Neck - November 20, 2017 Category: ENT & OMF Authors: Callum Faris, Alyssa Heiser, Tessa Hadlock, Nate Jowett Tags: ORIGINAL ARTICLE Source Type: research

Peroxisome proliferator activated receptor ‐gamma stimulation for prevention of 5‐fluorouracil‐induced oral mucositis in mice
ConclusionThe RGZ had a protective effect on oral mucosa damaged by chemotherapy. These data encourage the further study of RGZ for the prevention of 5‐FU‐induced mucositis in patients with cancer. (Source: Head and Neck)
Source: Head and Neck - November 20, 2017 Category: ENT & OMF Authors: Mariangela Sottili, Monica Mangoni, Chiara Gerini, Giulia Salvatore, Francesca Castiglione, Isacco Desideri, Pierluigi Bonomo, Icro Meattini, Daniela Greto, Mauro Loi, Giulio Francolini, Marco Perna, Roberta Grassi, Giampaolo Biti, Lorenzo Livi Tags: ORIGINAL ARTICLE Source Type: research

Letter to the Editor regarding “Robotic or non‐robotic transoral laryngectomy”
(Source: Head and Neck)
Source: Head and Neck - November 17, 2017 Category: ENT & OMF Authors: Jose Granell, Mario Fernandez ‐Fernandez, Raimundo Gutierrez‐Fonseca Tags: LETTER TO THE EDITOR Source Type: research

Predictive factors for osteoradionecrosis of the jaws: A retrospective study
ConclusionPatients at greater risk of developing ORNJ can be identified and measures can be instituted to reduce its incidence and expedite management when it does occur. (Source: Head and Neck)
Source: Head and Neck - November 17, 2017 Category: ENT & OMF Authors: Hans P. Sathasivam, Gareth R. Davies, Nicholas M. Boyd Tags: ORIGINAL ARTICLE Source Type: research

Top 10 research priorities in head and neck cancer: Results of an Alberta priority setting partnership of patients, caregivers, family members, and clinicians
ConclusionNonresearchers can effectively collaborate to establish priorities for future research in head and neck cancer. (Source: Head and Neck)
Source: Head and Neck - November 17, 2017 Category: ENT & OMF Authors: Leah A. Lechelt, Jana M. Rieger, Katherine Cowan, Brock J. Debenham, Bernie Krewski, Suresh Nayar, Akhila Regunathan, Hadi Seikaly, Ameeta E. Singh, Andreas Laupacis, Tags: ORIGINAL ARTICLE Source Type: research