Determination of perineural invasion preoperatively on radiographic images.

  title={Determination of perineural invasion preoperatively on radiographic images.},
  author={Kimberly J Lee and Elliot Abemayor and James W. Sayre and Sunita M. Bhuta and Claudia Kirsch},
  journal={Otolaryngology--head and neck surgery : official journal of American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery},
  volume={139 2},
OBJECTIVE Perineural invasion in head and neck cancers has important prognostic implications, and even if clinically silent, can be radiographically evident. This study analyzed the frequency of preoperative diagnosis, radiographic features, and importance of the preoperative diagnosis in treatment planning. STUDY DESIGN Radiographic studies of 38 patients with histopathologically proven perineural spread from head and neck cancer were retrospectively reviewed and compared with preoperative… CONTINUE READING

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