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BACKGROUND The assessment of the precise tumor extent of recurrent glottic carcinomas is a challenge. METHODS The histologic characteristics of 29 recurrent glottic carcinomas after radiation failures, initially classified as T1 and T2, were analyzed on whole-organ slices. The growth patterns of 21 recurrent prT3 and prT4 and 52 primary pT3 and pT4(More)
BACKGROUND Surgery of recurrent pleomorphic adenoma presents an increased risk of facial nerve injury and a considerable re-recurrence rate. METHODS A series of 33 patients with first recurrence of pleomorphic adenoma of the parotid gland was analyzed. The data were derived from medical records as well as from interviews and clinical examinations of all(More)
PURPOSE OF REVIEW Basaloid squamous cell carcinoma is an uncommon variant of squamous cell carcinoma and was first described as a distinct entity in 1986. Basaloid squamous cell carcinoma seems to have a poorer survival rate than classical squamous cell carcinoma. On the basis of a critical literature survey, we attempt to evaluate if basaloid squamous cell(More)
OBJECTIVE To determine the feasibility and accuracy of fine-sectioned frozen-section analysis of the sentinel lymph node (SLN) in cN0 oral cavity and oropharynx squamous cell carcinoma. STUDY DESIGN Thirty-one patients were included and underwent lymphoscintigraphy a day before surgery and marking of the SLN. Intraoperatively, the SLNs were identified(More)
OBJECTIVES The purpose of this study was to review the clinico-pathologic findings and outcome of patients with metastasis to the parotid lymph nodes and gland. METHODS Retrospective study. Thirty-four out of 520 patients with a parotid mass treated at our institution met the criteria for this study. Age, gender, clinical findings, histopathology,(More)
BACKGROUND The low incidence and heterogeneity of histiotypes of primary parotid carcinomas makes these tumors histologically and epidemiologically difficult to evaluate. The present study reviews a single institution's experience in the treatment of primary parotid carcinomas during the last 10 years. METHODS The charts of 98 consecutive patients who had(More)
BACKGROUND The low incidence and histologic heterogeneity of primary parotid carcinomas makes it difficult to evaluate the value of preoperative fine-needle aspiration cytology (FNAC) and intraoperative frozen section (FS) analysis. In the current study, the authors reviewed a single institution's experience regarding the preoperative and intraoperative(More)
OBJECTIVE To analyze the incidence and diagnostic difficulties of radionecrosis vs tumor recurrence of laryngeal and hypopharyngeal carcinomas. STUDY DESIGN AND SETTING Retrospective study on 341 patients treated by radiation alone or radiochemotherapy. The clinicopathologic findings, work-up, treatment, and follow-up of 20 patients with symptoms(More)
OBJECTIVE The benefit of postoperative radiation for advanced primary parotid carcinoma has been reported previously, whereas studies to evaluate the usefulness of postoperative radiation for T1 and T2 parotid carcinomas have never been performed. STUDY DESIGN AND SETTING Retrospective analysis on 58 previously untreated patients with T1 and T2 parotid(More)
Non-Hodgkin lymphomas (NHLs) of the oral cavity and oropharynx constitute 13% of all primary extranodal NHLs. Marginal zone B-cell lymphoma of the mucosa-associated lymphoid tissue (MALT lymphoma) in the palatine tonsil is rare, corresponding to 6% of the NHLs of the Waldeyer ring. Some cases of MALT lymphoma can present prominent plasma cell(More)