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BACKGROUND Endoscopic guided biopsy (EGB) is performed after an initial endoscopy for the investigation of patients with suspected nasopharyngeal carcinoma (NPC). The aim of the study was to determine whether MR imaging has the potential to replace invasive EGB in patients with a normal endoscopy. PATIENTS AND METHODS Data from 2 groups of patients was(More)
Nasopharyngeal carcinoma is highly prevalent in Southern China and Southeast Asia. To unveil the molecular basis of this endemic disease, high-resolution comparative genomic hybridization arrays were used for systematic investigation of genomic abnormalities in 26 nasopharyngeal carcinoma samples. A comprehensive picture of genetic lesions associated with(More)
Dural-based cavernous angiomas are rare intracranial vascular lesions. Most of the reported cases are located in the middle cranial fossa, and those located outside the middle fossa are even more uncommon. Thus far, only 3 pediatric cases have been reported and all of them were found outside the middle fossa of a neonate. We would like to add the fourth(More)
PURPOSE Nasopharyngeal carcinoma (NPC) is highly prevalent in southern China and characterized by a strong association with EBV. We aimed to detect EBV DNA and cancer-related gene promoter hypermethylation in nasopharyngeal (NP) brushing samples and provide a novel noninvasive approach for NPC detection. EXPERIMENTAL DESIGN Twenty-eight NPC cases and 26(More)
OBJECTIVE To investigate the prognostic value of HER2 and p63 expression in head and neck squamous cell carcinoma (HNSCC). STUDY DESIGN A case review of 186 HNSCCs from the oral tongue, palate, maxillary sinus, floor of mouth, oropharynx, hypopharynx, and larynx. SUBJECTS AND METHODS All primary tumor specimens were evaluated by immunohistochemistry for(More)
Human papillomavirus type 16 (HPV 16) plays an etiological role in human laryngeal carcinoma. Apoptosis is closely associated with various biological processes including oncogenesis. This study investigated how HPV 16 oncoproteins E6 and E7 affect apoptosis in human laryngeal cancer cells. We established two human laryngeal cancer cell lines that expressed(More)
The interaction between the HPV (human papilloma virus) 16 E7 and other cell growth factors, such as p53 and NFkappaB in laryngeal cancer is not clearly understood. The aim of this study was to examine the expression of these three proteins in tumor and non-tumor laryngeal tissues from patients with laryngeal squamous cell carcinoma. These three proteins(More)
Routine preoperative laryngeal examination remains controversial. We aimed to assess the utility of preoperative routine flexible laryngoscopy (FL) by looking at the incidence, clinical significance and predictors for preoperative vocal cord paresis (VCP) and incidental laryngopharyngeal conditions (LPC) in our consecutive cohort. A total of 302 patients(More)
Although transcutaneous ultrasound combined with fine-needle aspiration is often used as initial modality for evaluating superficial neck masses, its role in management of deep-seated neck masses is limited. Intraoral ultrasound and guided biopsy helps in obtaining tissue from deep-seated neck masses for an accurate histologic diagnosis, providing useful(More)
OBJECTIVE To assess the long-term audiological outcome and otological complications of nasopharyngeal carcinoma patients who have received intensity-modulated radiotherapy (IMRT) versus conventional two-dimensional radiotherapy (2 DRT). STUDY DESIGN Prospective study on the audiological outcome and otological complications 5-9 years after radiotherapy. (More)