Distant metastases in head and neck carcinoma: identification of prognostic groups with MR imaging.

@article{Ljumanovi2006DistantMI,
  title={Distant metastases in head and neck carcinoma: identification of prognostic groups with MR imaging.},
  author={Redina Ljumanovi{\'c} and Johannes A. Langendijk and Otto S. Hoekstra and C. Ren{\'e} Leemans and J. A. Castelijns},
  journal={European journal of radiology},
  year={2006},
  volume={60 1},
  pages={58-66}
}
PURPOSE To evaluate retrospectively the prognostic significance of lymph node parameters assessed on pretreatment magnetic resonance (MR) images for development of distant metastases in patients with head and neck squamous cell carcinomas. MATERIALS AND METHODS Pretreatment MR images of 311 patients were retrospectively reviewed for the presence of lymph nodes at specific neck node levels as well as the size and the presence of a number of lymph node characteristics including extranodal… CONTINUE READING

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