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Malignant salivary gland tumors are rare. The most common tumor site is the parotid. Aetiologic factors are not clear. Nutrition may be a risk factor, as well as irradiation or a long-standing histologically benign tumor that occurs at youth. Painless swelling of a salivary gland should always be considered as suspicious, especially if no sign of(More)
Malignant myoepithelioma of the salivary gland is discussed in terms of its clinical behaviour, morphological features and the frequent pre-existence of a pleomorphic adenoma. The study comprised six female and four male patients aged 14-63 years (mean age 38.9 years). Two tumours presented as intraoral lesions and eight were located in the parotid gland.(More)
PURPOSE To describe the outcome of patients with nonmetastatic nasopharyngeal carcinoma (NPC) treated with conventional radiotherapy at a single institution. METHODS AND MATERIALS From 1990 to 1999, 171 consecutive patients with NPC were treated with conventional (two-dimensional) radiotherapy. Tumor histology was undifferentiated in 82% of cases.(More)
BACKGROUND Salivary duct carcinoma (SDC) is a highly malignant tumor of the salivary gland. METHODS Twenty-six cases observed during the period 1975 to 1994 were selected from the pathology archives of the Instituto Nazionale Tumori of Milan. A review of all the similar cases published in the literature and comparison with the present series was(More)
BACKGROUND Mucoepidermoid carcinoma (MEC) can have a variety of clinical outcomes, but prognosis seems to be related to the tumor grade. The system proposed by Auclair and Goode is useful, and our data lend further support to its application and validity in clinical practice. METHODS We have clinicopathologically reviewed 108 cases of MEC originating in(More)
PURPOSE Prognosis of patients with advanced oral cavity cancer is worth improving. Chemotherapy has been reported to be especially active in oral cavity tumors. Here we repeat the results of a randomized, multicenter trial enrolling patients with a resectable, stage T2-T4 (> 3 cm), N0-N2, M0 untreated, squamous cell carcinoma of the oral cavity. PATIENTS(More)
A series of 113 patients operated on in the period 1980-1989 for a neck recurrence from a head and neck cancer was studied. All patients had no other evidence of disease. The male/female ratio was 93/20, and the median age was 58 years (range 28-87). Previous treatment consisted of surgery (SG) +/- radiotherapy (RT) in 81 patients (SG group) and only RT in(More)
This work provides descriptive epidemiological data of malignant mucosal and uveal melanomas and adnexal skin carcinomas in Europe as defined as in the RARECARE project. We analysed 8669 incident cases registered in the period 1995-2002 by 76 population-based cancer registries (CRs), and followed up for vital status to 31st December 2003. Age-standardised(More)
BACKGROUND Epithelial salivary gland tumors are very uncommon in pediatric age. We report a series of 52 cases treated at the Istituto Nazionale Tumori of Milan, Italy, over a 30-year period. These results are presented in conjunction with a literature review of salivary tumors with a view to providing an up-to-date overview of the clinical course,(More)
BACKGROUND To date, no treatment modality has been identified as more effective for oropharyngeal cancer (OPC), and no predictive factors are known to guide treatment decision for this disease. This retrospective study evaluates the differential effects of diverse treatment options for OPC according to patient risk profiles. PATIENTS AND METHODS We(More)