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AIM To analyze the patterns of locoregional failure following intensity-modulated radiotherapy (IMRT) for nasopharyngeal carcinoma (NPC) at our institution, as part of an internal quality assurance program. We aimed to investigate the potential existence of a correlation between any part of the IMRT process and clinical outcome. METHODS & MATERIALS A(More)
Schwannoma of the parotid gland is an uncommon tumor. When the facial nerve is involved by the tumor at the time of the operation, the surgical approach requires careful evaluation. The purpose of this study is to provide indications which can support the decision, taking into account the different clinical presentations of parotid schwannoma. In a(More)
To assess sex- and age-related characteristics in standardized facial movements, 40 healthy adults (20 men, 20 women; aged 20-50 years) performed seven standardized facial movements (maximum smile; free smile; "surprise" with closed mouth; "surprise" with open mouth; eye closure; right- and left-side eye closures). The three-dimensional coordinates of 21(More)
AIMS To evaluate technical issues and clinical outcomes after postoperative volumetric-modulated arc therapy (VMAT) in two cases of malignant lacrimal gland cancer. PATIENTS & METHODS Patients were treated by postoperative VMAT and post-treatment clinical outcomes were followed-up to 18 months. RESULTS Dosimetric results were acceptable and acute(More)
BACKGROUND The purpose of the present study was to report the oncological and functional results of our experience in open organ preservation surgery of the larynx. METHODS Between 1978 and 2006, 140 patients were treated with organ preservation surgery of the larynx. Feeding tube and tracheotomy duration, surgical infection, fistulae, and pneumonia were(More)
OBJECTIVES A multi-disciplinary team (MDT) is essential in the management of cancer. Head and neck cancer (HNC) is a rare, complex and heterogeneous group of malignancies for which different treatment options are available. However, the potential impact of MDT on the management of HNC has been only poorly evaluated to date. This study evaluates the impact(More)
Facial nerve paralysis is one of several possible complications following conservative parotidectomy. To assess three-dimensional facial movements non-invasively in patients with unilateral facial palsy following parotidectomy for benign tumours, the three-dimensional coordinates of 21 soft-tissue facial landmarks were recorded in 32 patients (21 HB I, 5 HB(More)
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