Shan R. Baker

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OBJECTIVE To create a clinical consensus statement to address ambiguities and disparities in the diagnosis and management of nasal valve compromise (NVC). SUBJECTS AND METHODS An updated systematic review of the literature was conducted. In addition, a Modified Delphi Method was used to refine expert opinion and facilitate a consensus position. RESULTS(More)
The relatively recent advent of tissue expansion for medical purposes precludes the availability of extensive knowledge concerning the physiologic and histologic changes that occur during controlled expansion of the skin. This paper reviews the basic science and clinical research that has been conducted to investigate the changes and summarizes the(More)
The purpose of this study was to assess the postoperative functioning of oral cancer patients with resections of the anterior tongue and floor of mouth, reconstructed with distal flap closure. Speech and swallowing performance was assessed for 11 men and 5 women preoperatively and at 1 and 3 months postoperatively following a standardized protocol. Speech(More)
Although the initial reports of tracheoesophageal puncture after total laryngectomy reported little to no morbidity, subsequent studies with longer follow-up have reported a significant number of complications. We present the first reported case (to our knowledge) of prolapse of the posterior tracheal wall with diverticulum formation developing 6 years(More)
Ninety-nine patients with carcinoma of the nasopharynx were reviewed. No significant relationship was found between T classification and survival or between tumor cell type and survival. The presence of regional metastases, however, did influence the outcome of therapy. A 5-year survival of 34.4% was recorded for patients without nodal disease in contrast(More)
Twenty-five squamous cell carcinoma (SCC) cell lines from 20 patients with head and neck cancer were assessed for radiosensitivity in vitro using a 96-well plate assay. Four non-SCC lines were also tested. Radiation sensitivity of individual cell lines was compared using the area under the survival curve (AUC) as a measure of the mean inactivation dose.(More)
BACKGROUND Management of lentigo maligna (LM) and lentigo maligna melanoma (LMM) may present problems because of the characteristic, yet unpredictable, subclinical peripheral and periadnexal extension of atypical junctional melanocytic hyperplasia beyond the visible margins. OBJECTIVE We used paraffin-embedded (permanent) peripheral vertical section(More)
Standard methods of managing large or recurrent cutaneous nasal malignant neoplasms are often inadequate, leaving extensions of the tumor that are clinically invisible. Conventional methods may also allow considerable amounts of normal tissue to be sacrificed in an attempt to ensure the removal of all carcinoma. Through partnership of the dermatologic(More)
Melanoma with the lentigo maligna histological pattern often provides a significant and difficult challenge to the head and neck surgeon. The lentigo maligna subtype is the most common type of melanoma on the head and neck. This potentially lethal form of cancer is associated with greater nonvisual lesional extension that is often not clinically apparent.(More)