Yekaterina A Koshkareva

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OBJECTIVES/HYPOTHESIS To determine whether the result of first posttreatment positron emission tomography and computed tomography (PET/CT) is predictive of outcome in patients with oropharyngeal squamous cell carcinoma (OPSCC), and whether PET/CT accuracy is affected by human papillomavirus (HPV) status. STUDY DESIGN Retrospective review. METHODS(More)
OBJECTIVES We sought to identify risk factors for and review our experience in the management of adult acquired laryngotracheal stenosis (LTS) at an academic urban medical center. METHODS A retrospective review of all patients given a diagnosis of acquired LTS between 1997 and 2005 was performed. Seventy-four patients with LTS were identified. Demographic(More)
BACKGROUND The goal of antibiotic prophylaxis is not to sterilize the operative field, but to minimize the perioperative bacterial load to the level that will not result in clinical infection. Patient-related risk factors, such as poor nutritional status, smoking, diabetes and impaired immune system, and nature of the surgery should be reviewed when(More)
We conducted a 3-year retrospective study to examine the results of preoperative hematologic screening, the incidence of postoperative bleeding, and the possible relationship between the two factors in patients who had undergone tonsillectomy with or without adenoidectomy. Our study population was made up of 875 patients--441 boys and 434 girls, aged 2 to(More)
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE Pleomorphic adenoma is the most common parotid neoplasm. It has a relatively high rate of recurrence after surgery. Imaging features of recurrent parotid pleomorphic adenoma have been infrequently reported in the radiology literature. In the present study, we reviewed our institutional experience with imaging of recurrent parotid(More)
Immunotherapy is an excellent treatment option for a selected subset of patients with inhalant allergies. It consists of intentional serial exposures to allergens, which modulate the immune system and induce immune tolerance through down-regulating the allergic response, resulting in an overall decrease in symptoms. Immunotherapy has been shown to have(More)
We conducted a retrospective study to determine the incidence and treatment outcomes of neck metastases in patients with squamous cell carcinoma (SCC) of the hard palate and/or maxillary alveolus after surgical excision of the primary tumor. We also sought to identify any risk factors for recurrence. Our study population was made up of 20 patients-9 men and(More)
Steatocystoma simplex is a rare entity characterized by the presence of a solitary cutaneous cyst derived from a sebaceous duct or gland. Multiple locations of this lesion have been reported previously. The purpose of this article is to report the unusual presentation of steatocystoma simplex as an infratemporal fossa mass. To the best of our knowledge, no(More)
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