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Factors associated with long-term dysphagia after definitive radiotherapy for locally advanced head-and-neck cancer.
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The addition of concurrent chemotherapy to RT for locally advanced head-and-neck cancer resulted in increased long-term dysphagia, and early intervention using swallowing exercises, avoidance of nothing-by-mouth periods, and the use of intensity-modulated RT to reduce the dose to the uninvolved swallowing structures should be explored further. Expand
Safety and Tumor Specificity of Cetuximab-IRDye800 for Surgical Navigation in Head and Neck Cancer
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It is demonstrated for the first time that commercially available antibodies can be fluorescently labeled and safely administered to humans to identify cancer with sub-millimeter resolution, which has the potential to improve outcomes in clinical oncology. Expand
Pretreatment, Preoperative Swallowing Exercises May Improve Dysphagia Quality of Life
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This study evaluated the utility of pretreatment swallowing exercises in improving post‐treatment swallowing quality of life (QOL) in patients with dysphagia. Expand
Pretreatment Swallowing Exercises Improve Swallow Function After Chemoradiation
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This study evaluates the effect of pretreatment swallowing exercises on posttreatment swallow function as measured by videofluoroscopy in patients with head and neck squamous cell carcinoma. Expand
Mammary analog secretory carcinoma, low-grade salivary duct carcinoma, and mimickers: a comparative study
Mammary analog secretory carcinoma (MASC) is a recently recognized low-grade salivary carcinoma characterized by a specific ETV6 rearrangement. We describe 14 new MASCs and examine theirExpand
Robot-assisted surgery for upper aerodigestive tract neoplasms.
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This clinical series demonstrates that robotic surgery is feasible and safe for the resection of select head and neck tumors and can be utilized successfully in patients with T1 to T4 lesions located in the oral cavity, oropharynx, hypopharynX, and larynx with good preservation of swallow function. Expand
Functional Outcomes after Transoral Robotic Surgery for Head and Neck Cancer
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Transoral robotic surgery provides an emerging alternative for selected primary and salvage head and neck tumors with low morbidity and acceptable functional outcomes and patients with advanced T stage, laryngeal or oropharyngeaal site, and preoperative enterogastric feeding may be at increased risk of enterogASTric feeding and poor swallowing outcomes. Expand
Transoral robotic surgery: A multicenter study to assess feasibility, safety, and surgical margins
Our objective was to determine the safety, feasibility, and the adequacy of surgical margins for transoral robotic surgery (TORS), by reviewing the early results from independent institutional reviewExpand
Locoregionally advanced head and neck cancer treated with primary radiotherapy: a comparison of the addition of cetuximab or chemotherapy and the impact of protocol treatment.
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A single-institution retrospective review of patients treated with ExRT or ChRT for locoregional control, distant metastasis-free survival, disease-specific survival, and overall survival found no significant differences. Expand
Patient-perceived and objective functional outcomes following transoral robotic surgery for early oropharyngeal carcinoma.
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After TORS-assisted resection of T1 and T2 oropharyngeal squamous cell carcinomas, approximately one-third of patients will experience a sustained decrease in perceived swallowing function, however, ongoing improvement of swallowing function over time is likely even after 12 months. Expand
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