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PURPOSE [(18)F]Fluorodeoxyglucose positron emission tomography (FDG-PET)/computed tomography (CT) imaging may improve assessment of radiation response in patients with head and neck cancer, but it is not yet known for which patients this is most useful. We conducted a prospective trial to identify patient populations likely to benefit from the addition of(More)
PURPOSE Standard therapies of head and neck squamous cell carcinoma (HNSCC) often cause profound morbidity and have not significantly improved survival over the last 30 years. Preclinical studies showed that adenoviral vector delivery of the wild-type p53 gene reduced tumor growth in mouse xenograft models. Our purpose was to ascertain the safety and(More)
PURPOSE To evaluate by means of high-resolution CT the anatomic variations of the middle cranial fossa foramen. METHODS We examined 123 CT studies of the temporal bone in patients with no evidence of disease that might alter foraminal anatomy. A checklist of known variants and suspected structures was used as each case was systematically examined for the(More)
PURPOSE To determine the potential efficacy of combining cetuximab with chemotherapy in patients with advanced nodal disease, we conducted a phase II trial with induction chemotherapy (ICT) consisting of six weekly cycles of paclitaxel 135 mg/m(2) and carboplatin (area under the curve = 2) with cetuximab 400 mg/m(2) in week 1 and then 250 mg/m(2) (PCC).(More)
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE Human papillomavirus-positive oropharyngeal cancers typically have younger age of onset, limited tobacco exposure, and more favorable prognosis than HPV-negative oropharyngeal cancers. We assessed whether HPV-positive and HPV-negative oropharyngeal cancers have consistent differences in pretreatment imaging characteristics. (More)
BACKGROUND This analysis was undertaken to assess the need for planned neck dissection in patients with a complete response (CR) of involved nodes after irradiation and to determine the benefit of a neck dissection in those with less than CR by tumor site. METHODS Our cohort included 880 patients with T1-4, N1-3M0 squamous cell carcinoma of the(More)
PURPOSE The purpose of this study was to test interferon alfa (IFNalpha), 13-cis-retinoic acid (13cRA), and cisplatin biochemotherapy in advanced squamous cell carcinoma (SCC) of the skin. PATIENTS AND METHODS Patients with advanced skin SCC received IFNalpha (5 x 10(6) IU/m(2), subcutaneous injection, three times a week), 13cRA (1 mg/kg, orally, daily),(More)
Central neurocytoma was first described in the literature in 1982 and has been noted to be a benign neuronal tumor usually located in the ventricular system. Of the more than 100 reported cases, only seven recurrences have been reported, all of which have been local. The authors report two cases of recurrent central neurocytoma that disseminated through the(More)
Oculodental digital dysplasia (ODDD) is an uncommon inherited disorder with characteristic facial abnormalities, defects in dentition and syndactyly; previous reports have described neurologic dysfunction. We present neuroimaging features of a mother and daughter with ODDD; despite only the mother having neurologic dysfunction, the MRI findings in both are(More)
PURPOSE To assess the prevalence and appearance of the posterior condylar canal using high-resolution CT. METHODS One hundred twenty-three high-resolution temporal bone CT examinations were retrospectively reviewed for the presence or absence of the posterior condylar canal. Thirty-four gross skulls were also examined. RESULTS The posterior condylar(More)