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BACKGROUND Small-cell neuroendocrine carcinoma (SCNEC) of the head and neck is rare. The prognosis of SCNEC in the nasal cavity and larynx is poor. The aim of this study was to investigate the clinicopathological features of nasal and laryngeal SCNEC and to determine the expression of HIF-1α, GLUT-1, PI3K, and p-Akt in SCNEC. METHODS Between 2003 and(More)
OBJECTIVES To examine the clinical effects of temperature-controlled radio frequency (TCRF) repair of acquired choanal stenosis and atresia with the aid of an endoscope and to discuss the value of acquired choanal stenosis and atresia typing in clinical therapy. DESIGN Retrospective study. SETTING Academic otorhinolaryngologic referral center. (More)
Pharyngolaryngeal cancer is one of the most common head and neck cancer worldwide, and the early diagnosis and prognosis prediction are still difficult because of lacking in reliable cell markers. Although the expression of CD44 has been reported to correlate with poor prognosis of pharyngolaryngeal cancer in most literatures, some controversies still(More)
A 67-year-old male presented with a metastatic carcinoma in the right side of the neck from an unknown primary site. 18F‐fluorodeoxyglucose (FDG) positron emission tomography/computed tomography showed increased 18F‐FDG uptake in the right larynx and right neck lymph nodes. A smooth lesion was identified in the submucosa of the right supraglottic region via(More)
BACKGROUND Adrenomedullin has been identified as a tumor growth factor. However, few studies have reported its relationship with cancer survival. We evaluated the prognostic value of pretreatment plasma adrenomedullin levels in nasopharyngeal carcinoma (NPC). METHODS Plasma adrenomedullin levels of 258 NPC patients and 100 healthy controls were determined(More)
Multiple primary cancers involved in the larynx of differentiating synchronous multiple primary cancers from metastasis can often be very difficult, especially when they have the same histology. However, it is very important because the therapeutic approach is completely different. Clinical situations like this appear to be increasing as a result of the(More)
The hybrid between Brassica napus and B. rapa displays obvious heterosis in both growth performance and stress tolerances. A comparative transcriptome analysis for B. napus (A(n)A(n)CC genome), B. rapa (A(r)A(r) genome), and its hybrid F1 (A(n)A(r)C genome) was carried out to reveal the possible molecular mechanisms of heterosis at the gene expression(More)
BACKGROUND Serum soluble CD40 ligand (sCD40L) concentrations are increased in patients with nasopharyngeal carcinoma (NPC). This study further evaluated the relationship between plasma sCD40L concentrations and long-term survival of NPC. METHODS Plasma sCD40L concentrations of 312 patients and 312 healthy controls were determined using an ELISA. The(More)