HEAD AND NECK SURGERY

Reconstructive Surgery

Sep 29, 2019 by in HEAD AND NECK SURGERY Comments Off on Reconstructive Surgery

Keywords flap, graft, reconstruction, microsurgery, pedicle   The impact of major ablative surgery for cancer in the head and neck region can be devastating for the patient, aesthetically and often…

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Soft Tissue Tumors

Sep 29, 2019 by in HEAD AND NECK SURGERY Comments Off on Soft Tissue Tumors

Keywords Lipoma, hemangioma, schwannoma, chordoma, skeleton   Tumors of the soft somatic tissues form a very small component in the spectrum of tumors requiring surgical treatment in the head and…

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Larynx and Trachea

Sep 29, 2019 by in HEAD AND NECK SURGERY Comments Off on Larynx and Trachea

Keywords laryngeal neoplasms/diagnosis, laryngeal neoplasms/surgery, laryngeal neoplasms/therapy, tracheal neoplasms/surgery   The larynx plays a central role in coordinating the functions of the upper aerodigestive tract, including respiration, speech, and swallowing….

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Neurogenic Tumors and Paragangliomas

Sep 29, 2019 by in HEAD AND NECK SURGERY Comments Off on Neurogenic Tumors and Paragangliomas

Keywords Paraganglioma, schwannoma, neurogenic tumors, parapharyngeal tumors, carotid body tumors   Neurogenic tumors and paragangliomas form a very small percentage of all neoplastic lesions of the head and neck region….

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Radiation Therapy

Sep 29, 2019 by in HEAD AND NECK SURGERY Comments Off on Radiation Therapy

Keywords Radiation, re-irradiation, fractionation, brachytherapy, simulations   The use of ionizing radiation in the treatment of cancer has evolved during the past century since the discovery of x-rays in 1895…

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Systemic Therapy

Sep 29, 2019 by in HEAD AND NECK SURGERY Comments Off on Systemic Therapy

Keywords Systemic therapy, active agents, radiation therapy, chemotherapy   The role of systemic therapy in the treatment of head and neck cancer has increased in recent decades. Randomized clinical studies…

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Thyroid and Parathyroid Glands

Sep 29, 2019 by in HEAD AND NECK SURGERY Comments Off on Thyroid and Parathyroid Glands

Keywords Thyroid, parathyroid, thyroid cancer, risk group stratification, hyperparathyroidism   Palpable nodularity in the thyroid gland is common, especially in women and older persons. The incidence of palpable nodularity in…

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Pharynx and Esophagus

Sep 29, 2019 by in HEAD AND NECK SURGERY Comments Off on Pharynx and Esophagus

Keywords Nasopharynx, hypopharynx, oropharynx, transoral robotic surgery   The pharynx is the intermediate part of the upper aerodigestive tract in the head and neck region, connecting the nasal cavity to…

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