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RATIONALE perineural invasion is an under-recognized way of metastatic spread via tumoral invasion of the nerves. It is encountered in malignancies located in the head and neck but also in cancers involving the pancreas, colon and rectum, prostate, biliary tract and stomach. For some tumors, it may be the only way of metastatic spread. It represents a(More)
BACKGROUND Successful tongue reconstruction after total glossectomy for advanced tongue or base of tongue cancer should restore swallowing, speech function, and cosmesis. METHODS The anterior lateral thigh flap sensitive myocutaneous (ALTF) with vastus lateralis muscle was used to reconstruct the oral defect in a patient undergoing total glossectomy with(More)
Orbital exenteration is a procedure performed usually for malignancies. The subsequent reconstructive efforts are directed towards rapid and stable healing but allowing detection of recurrent disease, obliteration of any communication between the orbit and surrounding cavities and above all a good quality of life. The surgical options must be tailored to(More)
Basaloid squamous cell carcinoma (BSCC) is a rare and aggressive version of squamous cell carcinoma (SCC) that preferentially occurs in the upper aerodigestive tract. Since the first description by Wain SL et al., in 1986, only 21 cases with BSCC in the nasal cavity or in the paranasal cavity have been reported in the English literature. We present a case(More)
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