Michel R Nuyens

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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)
In a retrospective study, clinical, histopathological and immunohistochemical findings of basaloid squamous cell carcinoma (BSCC) of the hypopharynx are analyzed and compared with the literature. Among 196 patients treated for hypopharyngeal carcinoma between January 1993 and December 2000, 6 patients fulfilled the morphological and immunohistochemical(More)
OBJECTIVE To evaluate the efficacy of elective neck dissection in the clinically negative neck of patients with primary carcinoma of the parotid gland. Study design and setting A retrospective analysis was undertaken at a university Department of Otorhinolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery on 83 previously untreated patients with primary carcinoma of the(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)
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 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)
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)
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)
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)
PURPOSE OF THE STUDY To evaluate the clinical, radiological presentation and surgical management of fibrovascular polyps of the hypopharynx. METHODS Retrospective medical analysis of a case report. We report the case of a 66-year-old man, who presented with an incarcerated left inguinal hernia, vomiting and regurgitation of a large mass into the oral(More)