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OBJECTIVE To analyze the therapeutic implications of the distribution of neck metastases (NM) in patients with squamous cell carcinoma (SCC) of the tongue and the floor of the mouth (FOM). PATIENTS AND METHODS From January 1987 through December 1997, 339 previously untreated patients with T1-2 N0 M0 SCC of the tongue and the FOM underwent primary surgical(More)
BACKGROUND Nasopharyngeal cancer (NPC) is a distinct form of cancer of the upper respiratory or digestive tract in which the epidemiologic features, origin, histopathologic types, treatment, and prognosis are different from those associated with other malignant neoplasms of this anatomical area. Recent publications have demonstrated the advantage of(More)
Major resections of bone tumors of the head and neck, owing to their small dimensions and their proximity to the organs in this region, cause important functional and aesthetic problems that significantly compromise patients’ quality of life. Therefore, therapeutic planning should always extend beyond the resection to include functional and aesthetic(More)
Paragangliomas can be found from the skull base to the sacrum. Sinonasal paragangliomas are infrequent. A 16-year-old female reported spontaneous discrete bilateral epistaxis once a month beginning when she was 3 years of age. Computed tomography showed an expansive hypervascular mass occupying the right nasal cavity and nasopharynx. Sinonasal(More)
OBJECTIVE To analyze the influence of the unique percentage of skin carcinomas with skull base invasion on the choice of the facial surgical approach. DESIGN Multi-institutional retrospective analysis of the medical charts of all patients who had undergone oncological craniofacial operations from 1981 to 2005. Data were collected on demographic(More)
Parapharyngeal ganglioneuroma is a rare benign tumor, with fewer than 40 cases having been reported in the literature. We report a case of parapharyngeal ganglioneuroma in a child, including the presentation, diagnostic testing, treatment, outcome and a review of the literature. The patient presented with a large cervical mass arising from the cervical(More)
BACKGROUND The incidence of pediatric differentiated thyroid carcinoma (DTC) has been rising in recent years, and the main risk factors for recurrence are lymph node and distant metastasis at diagnosis. Other clinical features remain unclear, such as the impact of age, sex, and puberty. Furthermore, until now, this population has been treated using the same(More)
Primary amyloidosis of head and neck is an extremely rare event and there are few cases reported in the literature. Amyloidosis is a group of diseases that have as etiology the extracellular proteins deposition in many organs, causing architectural and functional damage to them. This article ́s objective is to report a case of primary amyloidosis localized(More)
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