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The lymph node ratio (LNR) combines two types of information--about the extent of neck dissection and about the extent of the pathological examination of the specimen--and thus represents an interesting variable for risk assessment in patients with head and neck cancer. This retrospective study with data from January 1, 1980, to December 31, 2010, evaluates(More)
OBJECTIVE To compare long-term quality of life outcomes after treating early stage oropharyngeal carcinoma either with surgery, surgery combined with radiotherapy, or surgery combined with chemoradiotherapy. METHODS Questionnaire based method: 111 eligible patients agreed to fill out a quality of life questionnaire. RESULTS Of the 32 scales contained in(More)
To evaluate the utility of lymph node ratio (LNR) as a potential prognostic predictor and to test whether LNR may be useful as a potential selection criterion for adjuvant treatment in patients with oropharyngeal squamous cell carcinoma (OPSSC). This retrospective study included 384 patients with regionally metastasized OPSCC who underwent primary surgery(More)
OBJECTIVE This study aimed to evaluate the utility of lymph node ratio (LNR) as a potential prognostic predictor in selected patients with oral squamous cell carcinoma (OSCC). STUDY DESIGN This was a retrospective study that identified 374 patients with OSCC who underwent primary surgery from 1980 to 2010. Of these patients, 148 were identified with(More)
OBJECTIVE The aim of this study was to evaluate the results of open surgical techniques in the treatment of Zenker diverticulum. STUDY DESIGN Case series with chart review. SETTING Academic tertiary referral center. SUBJECTS AND METHODS Fifty-four patients with Zenker diverticulum were treated using a transcervical approach. Three with a Brombart I(More)
Tumoren der Kopf-Hals-Region sind überwiegend Plattenepithelkarzinome, die der Speicheldrüsen Adenokarzinome, adenoid-zystische Karzinome oder Mukoepidermoidkarzinome. In der Bundesrepublik lag 2011 die Inzidenz von Tumoren der Mundhöhle und des Rachens bei 6839 (5026 Männer und 1813 Frauen), die von Tumoren des Kehlkopfs bei 1878 (1642 Männer und 236(More)
BACKGROUND The purpose of this study was to evaluate our experience in the diagnostic approach to inflamed benign tumors of the parotid gland at a single tertiary center. METHODS A retrospective evaluation was carried out for all patients with signs of inflammation in the parotid gland on the ground of a benign parotid tumor, as confirmed by permanent(More)
BACKGROUND Transoral laser microsurgery (TLM) has led to an expansion of the therapeutic modalities for malignomas of head and neck. This study aims to assess the oncologic results and functional outcomes of TLM in early carcinomas. PATIENTS AND METHODS This is a retrospective study of 947 cases with T1-2 carcinomas primarily managed with laser surgery(More)
Many patients with advanced head and neck cancer are already in a poor nutritional status and need supportive nutritional therapy at the time of initial diagnosis. Malnutrition is associated with delayed recovery, prolonged hospital stay and unfavorable prognosis. By using percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy (PEG), the social stigmatization for the patient(More)
OBJECTIVE To investigate long-term recovery after Bell's palsy and evaluate specific parameters for predicting the long-term outcome of facial weakness. STUDY DESIGN Retrospective clinical study combined with long-term follow-up. SETTING Tertiary care university hospital (Department of Otorhinolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery, University of(More)