Evaluation of recurrent nodal disease after definitive radiation therapy for nasopharyngeal carcinoma: diagnostic value of fine-needle aspiration cytology and CT scan.

@article{Toh2007EvaluationOR,
  title={Evaluation of recurrent nodal disease after definitive radiation therapy for nasopharyngeal carcinoma: diagnostic value of fine-needle aspiration cytology and CT scan.},
  author={Song Tar Toh and Heng Wai Yuen and Yau Hong Goh and Christopher Hood Keng Goh},
  journal={Head & neck},
  year={2007},
  volume={29 4},
  pages={370-7}
}
BACKGROUND Recurrent nodal disease in patients with nasopharyngeal carcinoma (NPC) after definitive radiotherapy presents a difficult clinical problem. This cohort of patients poses a diagnostic challenge to the head and neck surgeon because evaluation of the post-irradiated neck, both clinically and radiologically, is known to be difficult, and it is not uncommon for neck dissection specimen in suspected recurrent nodal disease to contain no viable tumor cells. Currently, there is no well… CONTINUE READING
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