Radiologic assessment of tumor and the carotid artery: correlation of magnetic resonance imaging, ultrasound, and computed tomography with surgical findings.

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Carotid artery fixation is an extremely poor prognostic sign in squamous cell carcinoma of the head and neck. Methods more precise than physical exam are necessary to determine whether a neck dissection is sufficient, to exclude patients from surgery, or to plan a carotid artery resection. Thirty-three patients with a suspicion of carotid wall attachment by… (More)

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