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Clinocopathologic significance of laminin-5 gamma2 chain expression in squamous cell carcinoma of the tongue: immunohistochemical analysis of 67 lesions.
BACKGROUND The laminin-5 gamma2 chain plays an important role in cell migration during tumor invasion and tissue remodeling. METHODS Laminin-5 gamma2 chain expression in squamous cell carcinomas ofExpand
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Quality of life after neck dissection.
OBJECTIVE To assess the impact of modifications to radical neck dissection on postoperative quality of life. DESIGN Cross-sectional study using a self-administered neck dissection questionnaire andExpand
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Versatility of the free anterolateral thigh flap for reconstruction of head and neck defects.
OBJECTIVE The anterolateral thigh flap has many advantages in head and neck reconstruction. However, it has not yet come into widespread use because of the anatomic variations of its perforators.Expand
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Clinicopathologic significance of laminin‐5 γ2 chain expression in squamous cell carcinoma of the tongue
The laminin‐5 γ2 chain plays an important role in cell migration during tumor invasion and tissue remodeling.
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Window resection of the trachea and secondary reconstruction for invasion by differentiated thyroid carcinoma.
OBJECTIVE In cases of differentiated thyroid carcinoma, the presence or absence of invasion into the circumferential organs is an important prognostic factor. Surgical procedures include circularExpand
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Quality of life after neck dissection: a multicenter longitudinal study by the Japanese Clinical Study Group on Standardization of Treatment for Lymph Node Metastasis of Head and Neck Cancer
BackgroundWe performed a multicenter longitudinal study using our neck dissection questionnaire (NDQ) and arm abduction test (AAT) to assess the impact of rehabilitation and surgical modification onExpand
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Narrow band imaging endoscopy for unknown primary tumor sites of the neck
Examinations used to search for unknown primary tumors of squamous cell carcinomas of the neck include CT, MRI, laryngoscopy, gastrointestinal endoscopy, and positron‐emission tomography (PET).Expand
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Significance of retropharyngeal lymph node dissection in hypopharyngeal cancer.
OBJECTIVE We investigated the risk factors for metastasis to retropharyngeal lymph nodes (RPLNs) and the significance of dissection of RPLNs in hypopharyngeal cancer. Metastasis to the RPLNs is anExpand
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Multiple Primary Cancers in Patients with Squamous Cell Carcinoma of the Oral Cavity
During the 27 years between 1962 and 1988,984 patients visited the National Cancer Center Hospital for previously untreated squamous cell carcinoma of the oral cavity and lip. The records of allExpand
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Comparison of innervated and noninnervated free flaps in oral reconstruction.
Thirteen patients who had undergone ablative surgery for advanced squamous cell carcinoma in which more than half of the tongue had been resected underwent reconstruction in which the cutaneous nerveExpand
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