Detection of disseminated tumor cells in aspirative drains after neck dissection

@article{Mastronicola2015DetectionOD,
  title={Detection of disseminated tumor cells in aspirative drains after neck dissection},
  author={Romina Mastronicola and Cecile Berteau and Q. H. Tu and Stefania Cortese and Julien Guillet and B{\'e}reng{\`e}re Phulpin and Pierre Gangloff and Lina Bezdetnaya and J-L. Merlin and Gilbert Faure and Gilles Dolivet},
  journal={European Archives of Oto-Rhino-Laryngology},
  year={2015},
  volume={273},
  pages={465-469}
}
The dissemination of individual tumor cells is a common phenomenon in solid cancers. Detection of tumor cells in bone marrow disseminated tumor cells (DTC) and in peripheral blood circulating tumor cells (CTC) in nonmetastatic situation is of high prognostic significance. Compared to breast, colon and prostate cancers, the studies on CTC and DTC in head and neck cancers are sparse. The objective of our study was to detect DTC in drains after neck dissection. Fourteen patients undergoing surgery… CONTINUE READING

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