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BACKGROUND Oncogenic human papillomaviruses (HPV) DNA have repeatedly been observed in many head and neck carcinomas (HNSCCs), and HPV infections are currently considered a possible factor in the etiology of these tumors. However, the reported prevalences of HPV-DNA in HNSCC are variable. In the current study the authors used highly sensitive polymerase(More)
There are few well-established patient risk factors associated with human papillomavirus (HPV) infection in cancers of the oral cavity and oropharynx. The purpose of this study was to determine if there were significant different risk factors and tumor characteristics between HPV-positive and HPV-negative cancer cases. HPV was evaluated in cancer tissue and(More)
Recent analyses of head and neck squamous cell carcinomas revealed frequent infections by oncogenic human papillomavirus (HPV) type 16 in tonsillar carcinomas. Concerning involvement of risk factors, clinical course of the disease, and prognosis there are strong indications arguing that the HPV-positive tonsillar carcinomas may represent a separate tumor(More)
AIM To assess the metastatic topography of intraparotideal and neck lymph nodes in parotid cancer and its influence on tumour recurrence and survival. METHODS The lymph node spread of 142 patients with primary parotid carcinoma treated from 1986 to 2006 was analysed. Disease-free survival (DFS) and overall survival (OS) were calculated. The role of the(More)
Human papillomavirus (HPV) infections are thought to be one of the causal factors in the development of head and neck squamous cell carcinomas (HNSCC), particularly in tumors arising from the Waldeyer's tonsillar ring. We screened 98 carefully stratified HNSCC and different control tissues for the presence of HPV DNA by nested polymerase chain reaction(More)
Head and Neck Squamous Cell Carcinomas (HNSCC) are the 6(th) most common cancers worldwide. While incidence rates for cancer of the hypopharynx and larynx are decreasing, a significant increase in cancer of the oropharynx (OSCC) is observed. Classical risk factors for HNSCC are smoking and alcohol. It has been shown for 25 to 60% of OSCC to be associated(More)
Molecular prognostic indicators for oropharyngeal squamous cell carcinoma (OSCC), including HPV-DNA detection, epidermal growth factor receptor (EGFR) and p16 expression, have been suggested in the literature, but none of these are currently used in clinical practice. To compare these predictors, 106 newly diagnosed OSCC for the presence of HPV-DNA and(More)
OBJECTIVES/HYPOTHESIS Histopathological characteristics and proliferation indices of recurrent pleomorphic adenoma were described in a series of 31 patients who were referred to the authors' clinic for revision surgery. STUDY DESIGN Prospective series of 31 patients. METHODS Serial sections of surgical specimen using the whole-organ sectioning technique(More)
PURPOSE The surgical management of submandibular gland diseases has always been a challenge because it carries a considerable risk of nerve injury. The aim of this study was to review a single institution's experience of a nonselected case series of submandibular gland excision over 15 years. MATERIALS AND METHODS We retrospectively analyzed 258(More)
PURPOSE Patients with human papillomavirus (HPV)-containing oropharyngeal squamous cell carcinomas (OSCC) have a better prognosis than patients with HPV-negative OSCC. This may be attributed to different genetic pathways promoting cancer. EXPERIMENTAL DESIGN We used comparative genomic hybridization to identify critical genetic changes in 60 selected(More)