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BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE Irradiation of the Pharyngeal Superior Constrictor Muscle (PSCM) seems to play a crucial role in radiation-related swallowing dysfunctions. Purpose of our study was to quantify operator-related variability in the contouring of PSCM on Computed Tomography (CT) scans and adherence with contours derived from MR images. MATERIALS AND… (More)
Many authors have attempted to explain the mechanism of pain in osteoid osteoma and, in the past, several histological studies have been carried out with the specific aim of verifying the existence of nerve fibres within the tumour. The histochemical procedures based on the affinity of nerves for silver stains have made it possible to demonstrate the… (More)
AIMS AND BACKGROUND Radiotherapy has remarkable success rates for the cure of patients affected by glottic carcinoma; local control rates are similar to surgery with lower morbidity and better functional results. Our aim was to determine local-regional control rates, overall survival, second cancer incidence, acute-late toxicity and prognostic factors in… (More)
OBJECTIVES To compare the patient set-up error detection capabilities of three-dimensional cone beam computed tomography (3D-CBCT) and two-dimensional orthogonal kilovoltage (2D-kV) techniques. METHODS 3D-CBCT and 2D-kV projections were acquired on 29 head-and-neck (H&N) patients undergoing Intensity Modulated Radiotherapy (IMRT) on the first day of… (More)
The authors take into consideration the ultrastructural aspects of osteoid osteoma and discuss the cellular and subcellular features of this neoplasm. Special attention is given to functional adaptability, which is specific for this type of cell, related to the degree of development of the neoformation.
In an era of personalized treatment, there is a great interest in identifying factors which might predict patient response to radiotherapy (RT). The role of epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) in head and neck squamous cell carcinoma (HNSCC) remains still controversial. We performed a retrospective analysis on the prognostic value of EGFR in HNSCC… (More)
The authors report on a rare case of glomus tumor of the knee. Particular attention is given to the clinical features and the diagnostic difficulties.
The authors take advantage of an incidental observation of osteochondroma in a patient affected by familial metaphyseal dysplasia to look further into the study of this congenital osteopathy. Examination of the family medical background brings to light the blood-relation of the patient's parents and the presence of the same clinical and radiological… (More)