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April 1986

Session Highlights

Author Affiliations

Galveston, Tex

Arch Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 1986;112(4):373-375. doi:10.1001/archotol.1986.03780040013003

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At the October 1985 meeting of the American Academy of Otolaryngology—Head and Neck Surgery in Atlanta, highlights of the Wednesday morning program included the following:

Dr Robbins et al reported on a review of 124 patients who had undergone previous open lymph node biopsy, the results of which proved to be squamous cell carcinoma. The wound complication rate of 11%, local recurrence rate of 9.6%, neck recurrence rate of 10.6%, incidence of distant metastases of 20.2%, and five-year survival rate of 70.1% did not vary significantly from those of a control group of 53 patients.

Dr Katsantonis et al found in a review of 52 patients treated for squamous cell carcinoma that high-resolution computed tomographic scans contributed significantly to the accuracy of staging in the evaluation of supraglottic and transglottic lesions. However, there was little discernible benefit from computed tomographic scans in the evaluation of glottic lesions.

Drs Holmes and

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