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Incidence rates of oral and oropharyngeal cancers (oral cancer) in Spain are among the highest in Europe. Spain has a population heavily exposed to various types of tobacco and alcoholic beverages but the role and impact of tobacco type and beverage type in oral carcinogenesis remain controversial. To estimate the independent and joint effects of tobacco(More)
BACKGROUND The improvement in locoregional control of head and neck carcinomas over the last decades does not appear to modify the final survival of these patients, mainly due to the appearance of distant metastases and second neoplasms. We ran a study to evaluate the incidence of second neoplasms and their characteristics in patients with head and neck(More)
A classification of laryngeal endoscopic cordectomies, which included eight different types, was first proposed by the European Laryngological Society in 2000. The purpose of this proposal of classification was an attempt to reach better consensus amongst clinicians and agree on uniformity in reporting the extent and depth of resection of cordectomy(More)
BACKGROUND We conducted a large international study to estimate fractions of head and neck cancers (HNCs) attributable to human papillomavirus (HPV-AFs) using six HPV-related biomarkers of viral detection, transcription, and cellular transformation. METHODS Formalin-fixed, paraffin-embedded cancer tissues of the oral cavity (OC), pharynx, and larynx were(More)
BACKGROUND One of the reasons for failure in patients with head and neck carcinoma who achieve locoregional control with treatment is the appearance of distant metastases. The objective of this study was to evaluate the frequency of distant metastases in this group of patients and to determine the relative role of several prognostic factors in the(More)
OBJECTIVES Study and detailed description of the large connections between the normally recurrent inferior laryngeal nerve (RILN) and the sympathetic trunk (ST) because these may be mistaken for a nonrecurrent inferior laryngeal nerve (NRILN). STUDY DESIGN Morphologic study of adult human necks. METHODS The necks of 144 human, adult, embalmed cadavers(More)
The objective of this study is to provide a comprehensive classification system for parotidectomy operations. Data sources include Medline publications, author’s experience, and consensus round table at the Third European Salivary Gland Society (ESGS) Meeting. The Medline database was searched with the term “parotidectomy” and “definition”. The various(More)
INTRODUCTION AND GOALS At present different options co-exist for treating a benign tumour of the parotid gland, which has led to some confusion about the extent of resection performed in each case. In an effort to improve this situation, we created a classification system to define the areas removed. We started using this classification in July, 2006, and(More)
The purpose of this study was to define the treatment of choice (partial laryngectomy vs radiotherapy) in the early stage of supraglottic squamous cell cancer (ESSC). One hundred and fifteen patients with ESSC were treated with either partial laryngectomy (25 patients) or with radiotherapy(90 patients) between January 1984 and December 1996. All patients(More)