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PURPOSE Determine the failure patterns of oral cavity squamous cell carcinoma (SCC) treated with intensity-modulated radiotherapy (IMRT). METHODS AND MATERIALS Between May 2001 and July 2005, 55 patients with oral cavity SCC were treated with IMRT for curative intent. Forty-nine received postoperative IMRT, 5 definitive IMRT, and 1 neoadjuvant. Three(More)
PURPOSE The role of neck dissection after definitive radiation for head-and-neck cancer is controversial. We select patients for neck dissection based on postradiation therapy (post-RT), computed tomography (CT), and [18F] fluorodeoxyglucose positron emission tomography (FDG PET). We summarize the clinical outcomes of patients treated with this policy to(More)
PURPOSE To review the University of Iowa experience with intensity-modulated radiotherapy (IMRT) in the treatment of head-and-neck squamous cell carcinoma. METHODS AND MATERIALS From October 1999 to April 2004, 151 patients with head-and-neck squamous cell carcinoma were treated with IMRT for curative intent. One patient was lost to follow-up 2 months(More)
We present a calcifying pseudoneoplasm of the neuraxis (CAPNON) of the anterior skull base that was resected endoscopically. The clinical details are reported with a review of the relevant literature. CAPNON, although rare, should be considered in the differential diagnosis of tumors presenting along the anterior skull base with radiographic characteristics(More)
OBJECTIVE To assess toxicities, functional outcomes, and health-related quality of life associated with concurrent chemoradiation therapy (CRT) in patients with head and neck cancer. DESIGN Prospective and retrospective outcomes study. SETTING Tertiary care institution. PATIENTS Participants in the longitudinal Outcomes Assessment Project whose head(More)
OBJECTIVE Review the University of Iowa experience with intensity modulated radiation treatment (IMRT) in oropharyngeal squamous cell carcinoma. METHODS From January 2000 to July 2004, 66 patients with oropharyngeal cancer were treated with IMRT, 62 with definitive IMRT and 4 postoperative IMRT. Three target volumes (CTV1, CTV2, and CTV3) were defined.(More)
Intraosseous hemangiomas are rare. We report the case of a 47-year-old man who presented with a gradually enlarging left zygomatic mass that had caused pain, deformity, and superficial soft-tissue swelling. Computed tomography revealed a well-circumscribed 2.0 × 2.5-cm mass with a ground-glass matrix in the left zygoma. Following surgical excision, the(More)
OBJECTIVE To discuss the role of the King LT reusable supraglottic airway in emergency airway management. DESIGN Retrospective case series review. SETTING Tertiary academic medical facility. PATIENTS We studied patients who presented to the emergency trauma center having undergone intubation at an outside facility or at the scene of the incident. The(More)
OBJECTIVES/HYPOTHESIS To discuss an algorithm for managing the airway in patients presenting with a King LT in place. STUDY DESIGN Case series at a single institution with planned chart review. METHODS This study reviewed the management of three patients who presented to a tertiary academic medical facility emergency department following placement of a(More)
INTRODUCTION The radial forearm free flap is a popular reconstructive flap in modern head and neck surgery. Poor wound healing at the forearm donor site is common and frequently results in tendon exposure. The Vacuum-Assisted Closure (VAC) system (Kinetic Concepts Inc., San Antonio, TX) is a topical negative pressure dressing that has been shown to improve(More)