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OBJECTIVE In this study we evaluate the clinical response and safety profile of a regimen of docetaxel+carboplatin concurrent with radiotherapy (RT) in locally advanced squamous cell carcinoma of head and neck (HNSCC). METHODS Between January 2006 and December 2008, we enrolled 38 patients (stage IVA: 29 patients; stage III: 9 patients). Fourteen had oral(More)
The aim of this retrospective study, conducted by the Department of Otolaryngology, Chiang Mai University, Thailand, is to understand the clinical characteristics of patients with deep neck infection (DNI), especially in immunocompromised hosts, as well as to analyze the factors that influence multiple spaces' involvement and complications. The data(More)
Nasopharyngeal tuberculosis (NPTB) is a noteworthy disease especially in its worldwide spread of the Mycobacterium infection. Although NPTB has been identified in less than one percent of TB cases, recent multiple case reports indicate an either increased awareness or incidence of this disease. The most helpful diagnostic tool is an uncomplicated(More)
OBJECTIVE To study sinonasal papilloma patients in terms of clinical characteristics, treatment, outcome, and complications. MATERIAL AND METHOD A retrospective descriptive study was done. Sinonasalpapilloma data were gathered between 1999 and 2009. There were 63 available patients from the 82 cases. RESULTS There were nine cases of nasal papilloma(More)
To determine predictive factors which affect local and regional recurrence of T1-2N0-1M0 oral tongue carcinoma (OTC). Records of 42 patients with T1-2N0-1 M0 OTC were reviewed. The clinical characteristics, histo-pathological data, disease recurrence and survival rate were analyzed. Descriptive statistics and Kaplan-Meier survival analysis were used. The(More)
INTRODUCTION Central papillary cystadenocarcinoma of the jaw is an extremely rare tumor with only three previously reported cases in the English literature. This tumor is a histologically low-grade cancer, affecting more commonly in the mandible than in the maxilla. PRESENTATION OF CASE A 65-year-old woman presented with a two months history of a rapidly(More)
Actinomycosis of the parotid gland is a rare chronic infection and can present with a slow-growing mass mimicking a tumor. The authors report five cases of parotid actinomycosis. All patients presented as having enlarging masses at the parotid area for 2-6 months without a history of obvious dental infection, trauma, or immunocompromised condition.(More)
INTRODUCTION Reports on thyroglossal duct cyst carcinoma (TGDCCa) are rare, occurring in approximately 1% of thyroglossal duct cyst (TGDC) cases. The origin and treatment of carcinoma arising in TGDC are controversy. PRESENTATION OF CASE A 38-year-old woman presented with a midline neck mass at the thyrohyoid level for 3 years. Ultrasound revealed a 2.4cm(More)
The submental island flap is useful as an alternative to microvascular free tissue transfer for the reconstruction of defects after resection of oral cancer because it is simple to harvest, reliable, and is associated with good oral function and low morbidity. However, because cancer of the oral cavity carries a risk of level I nodal metastases, the(More)
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