Evaluation of prevertebral muscle invasion by squamous cell carcinoma. Can computed tomography replace open neck exploration?

@article{Righi1996EvaluationOP,
  title={Evaluation of prevertebral muscle invasion by squamous cell carcinoma. Can computed tomography replace open neck exploration?},
  author={Paul D Righi and Daniel J Kelley and Ryan P Ernst and Motti Deutsch and Mary F Gaskill-Shipley and Keith M. Wilson and Jack L. Gluckman},
  journal={Archives of otolaryngology--head & neck surgery},
  year={1996},
  volume={122 6},
  pages={660-3}
}
OBJECTIVE To compare computed tomography (CT) with open neck exploration in determining prevertebral invasion by squamous cell carcinoma of the oropharynx or hypopharynx. DESIGN Retrospective analysis using the findings at open neck exploration and results of histopathologic studies as the criterion standards. SETTING Tertiary care referral center. PATIENTS Twenty-nine of 40 patients with advanced squamous cell carcinoma of the oropharynx or hypopharynx treated between January 1, 1986… CONTINUE READING

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