Ivan G. Camilleri

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BACKGROUND Sentinel lymph node (SLN) biopsy originally was described as a means of identifying lymph node metastases in malignant melanoma and breast carcinoma. The use of SLN biopsy in patients with oral and oropharyngeal squamous cell carcinoma and clinically N0 necks was investigated to determine whether the pathology of the SLN reflected that of the(More)
Malignant tumours of the submandibular salivary gland are rare, difficult to distinguish clinically from benign disease and often only diagnosed after initial excision of the enlarged gland. In this study of 70 patients (46 male, 24 female) with a mean age of 64 years (range 17-94), and an average duration of symptoms of 3 months, a painless submandibular(More)
OBJECTIVE To investigate the possible role of sentinel node biopsy (SNB) alone to upstage the clinically N0 neck in patients with oral and oropharyngeal squamous cell carcinoma. DESIGN Prospective clinical study. SETTING Head and neck referral center. PATIENTS Patients with primary untreated oral and/or oropharyngeal squamous cell carcinoma accessible(More)
Malignant parotid tumours are uncommon and present a significant management challenge. Fifty-one such patients (25 male, 26 female, median age 64 years) operated on in the Newcastle Plastic Surgery Unit between 1983 and 1994 were retrospectively evaluated. Preoperative investigations included FNA cytology (n = 20), and for staging CT and/or MRI scans (n =(More)
Over an 18-year period, 147 patients with malignant tumours involving the maxillary complex were treated in a combined head and neck clinic, of whom 50 underwent surgery. There were 33 males and 17 females, the mean age was 57 years (range 11-87 years). The most common clinical presentations were either painful facial swelling, infraorbital anaesthesia,(More)
This study aimed to evaluate the ability of lymphoscintigraphy (LSG) to direct sentinel node biopsy (SNB) in the identification of occult metastases in the clinically N0 neck for patients with head and neck squamous cell carcinoma (HNSCC). 57 clinically N0 neck sides in 48 patients were assessed using the triple diagnostic approach of pre-operative LSG,(More)
BACKGROUND Although modified radical neck dissection type III preserves the spinal accessory nerve, the internal jugular vein, and the sternocleidomastoid muscle, the authors believe there is a significant morbidity to retained structures after neck dissection. Although the effects on accessory nerve function and internal jugular vein patency have been(More)
In reconstructive breast surgery, the permanent tissue expander has become popular because it avoids expander-implant exchange and gives the patient some control over the final breast size. It may, however, be associated with a number of complications. We therefore analysed the clinical notes of 111 consecutive recipients of Becker breast expanders with(More)
The anterolateral thigh (ALT) flap has achieved popularity recently for free-flap reconstruction of intraoral defects following excision of squamous cell carcinoma. We have assessed the feasibility of the ALT flap as a free flap for oral lining and the potential use of the thinned ALT flap in a one-stage reconstruction. We used the ALT flap to reconstruct(More)