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Paratracheal lymph node (PTLN) metastasis has been implicated as an etiologic factor in peristomal recurrence after laryngectomy. To determine the relationship between the primary site, the risk of peristomal recurrence, and the prognostic significance of PTLN metastasis, the medical records of 645 patients who underwent total laryngectomy between 1978 and(More)
The intent of this study was to determine whether open neck biopsy for patients with squamous cell carcinoma metastatic to the neck influenced the biologic course of the disease or the response to treatment. One hundred ninety-two patients, treated over a 10-year period at M.D. Anderson Hospital and Tumor Institute, were reviewed; 102 of the 139 patients,(More)
OBJECTIVE To determine whether fluoroscopic guidance improves outcomes of injections for greater trochanteric pain syndrome. DESIGN Multicentre double blind randomised controlled study. SETTING Three academic and military treatment facilities in the United States and Germany. PARTICIPANTS 65 patients with a clinical diagnosis of greater trochanteric(More)
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