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November 2013, Vol 139, No. 11, Pages 1095-1258 | Presentations From the American Head and Neck Society 2013

In This Issue of JAMA Otolaryngology

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JAMA Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2013;139(11):1095. doi:10.1001/jamaoto.2013.2609
Original Investigation

Transoral Robotic Surgery for Oropharyngeal Cancer: Long-term Quality of Life and Functional Outcomes

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JAMA Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2013;139(11):1099-1108. doi:10.1001/jamaoto.2013.2747

Dziegielewski and colleagues evaluate postoperative quality-of-life characteristics of patients after transoral robotic surgery for oropharyngeal squamous cell carcinoma, and Article and Article expand on the topic in their respective invited commentaries.

Transoral Robotic Surgery: Simulation-Based Standardized Training

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JAMA Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2013;139(11):1111-1117. doi:10.1001/jamaoto.2013.4720

Zhang and Sumer studied training of robotic surgery–naïve student volunteers using the da Vinci Skills Simulator for transoral robotic surgery.

Combined Modality Treatment Outcomes for Head and Neck Cancer: Comparison of Postoperative Radiation Therapy at Academic vs Nonacademic Medical Centers

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JAMA Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2013;139(11):1118-1126. doi:10.1001/jamaoto.2013.4539

George and coauthors compare postoperative radiation therapy at academic vs nonacademic medical centers.

Eat and Exercise During Radiotherapy or Chemoradiotherapy for Pharyngeal Cancers: Use It or Lose It

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JAMA Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2013;139(11):1127-1134. doi:10.1001/jamaoto.2013.4715

Hutcheson et al evaluate the independent effects of maintaining oral intake throughout pharyngeal cancer treatment and engaging in preventive swallowing exercise.

Mandibulectomy and Free Flap Reconstruction for Bisphosphonate-Related Osteonecrosis of the Jaws

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JAMA Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2013;139(11):1135-1142. doi:10.1001/jamaoto.2013.4474

Hanasono et al analyze indications for segmental mandibulectomy and microvascular free flap reconstruction for bisphosphonate-related osteonecrosis of the jaws and surgical outcomes following this procedure.

Prospective Study of Venous Thromboembolism in Patients With Head and Neck Cancer After Surgery

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JAMA Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2013;139(11):1143-1150. doi:10.1001/jamaoto.2013.4911

Clayburgh and colleagues set out to determine the incidence of venous thromboembolism in postoperative patients with head and neck cancer.

Pathologically Determined Tumor Volume vs Pathologic T Stage in the Prediction of Outcome After Surgical Treatment of Oropharyngeal Squamous Cell Carcinoma

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JAMA Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2013;139(11):1151-1155. doi:10.1001/jamaoto.2013.4973

Nixon et al compared pathologic tumor volume vs pathologic tumor stage as predictors of outcome in patients who had undergone primary surgery for oropharyngeal squamous cell carcinoma.

Impact of Pharyngeal Closure Technique on Fistula After Salvage Laryngectomy

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JAMA Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2013;139(11):1156-1162. doi:10.1001/jamaoto.2013.2761

Patel et al determine if the use of vascularized flaps in either an onlay or interposed fashion reduces the incidence or duration of pharyngocutaneous fistula after salvage laryngectomy compared with simple primary closure of the pharynx. Genden and Hanasono provide Invited Commentaries.

Lack of Association of BRAF Mutation With Negative Prognostic Indicators in Papillary Thyroid Carcinoma: The University of California, San Francisco, Experience

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JAMA Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2013;139(11):1164-1170. doi:10.1001/jamaoto.2013.4501

Gouveia and colleagues assess the significance of BRAF V600E mutation in papillary thyroid carcinoma in the largest US sample to date.

Establishing a Familial Basis for Papillary Thyroid Carcinoma Using the Utah Population Database

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JAMA Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2013;139(11):1171-1174. doi:10.1001/jamaoto.2013.4987

Oakley and colleagues define the familial risk of papillary thyroid carcinoma using a unique population research database.

Causes of Emergency Department Visits Following Thyroid and Parathyroid Surgery

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JAMA Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2013;139(11):1175-1180. doi:10.1001/jamaoto.2013.4505

Young and colleagues describe the subset of patients requiring ED evaluation within 30 days of thyroidectomy or parathyroidectomy and their associated risk factors.

Characteristics of Incidentally Discovered Thyroid Cancer

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JAMA Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2013;139(11):1181-1186. doi:10.1001/jamaoto.2013.5050

Yoo et al compare incidentally discovered thyroid cancer via non–thyroid-related imaging with nonincidentally discovered thyroid cancer and determine if differences in tumor characteristics and patient presentation in incidentally discovered thyroid cancer may help elucidate the increasing incidence of this disease.

Accuracy of Computed Tomography in the Prediction of Extracapsular Spread of Lymph Node Metastases in Squamous Cell Carcinoma of the Head and Neck

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JAMA Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2013;139(11):1187-1194. doi:10.1001/jamaoto.2013.4491

Chai et al determined the accuracy of modern, contrast-enhanced, multidetector CT in the diagnosis of extracapsular spread of cervical lymph node metastases from squamous cell carcinoma of the head and neck. They reviewed 100 patients who underwent a lateral cervical neck dissection with neck metastasis of at least 1 cm in diameter on pathologic assessment.

Prognostic Factors Associated With Decreased Survival in Patients With Acinic Cell Carcinoma

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JAMA Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2013;139(11):1195-1202. doi:10.1001/jamaoto.2013.4728

Neskey and coauthors identify clinicopathologic factors associated with adverse survival in patients with acinic cell carcinoma.

Robotic Surgery for Primary Head and Neck Squamous Cell Carcinoma of Unknown Site

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JAMA Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2013;139(11):1203-1211. doi:10.1001/jamaoto.2013.5189

Patel and coauthors examine the efficacy of transoral robotic surgery in identifying head and neck squamous cell carcinoma with unknown primary sites.

Analysis of Postoperative Bleeding and Risk Factors in Transoral Surgery of the Oropharynx

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JAMA Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2013;139(11):1212-1218. doi:10.1001/jamaoto.2013.5097

Pollei and coauthors classify and review postoropharyngectomy hemorrhage rates and associated risk factors.

Impact of Surgical Resection on Survival in Patients With Advanced Head and Neck Cancer Involving the Carotid Artery

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JAMA Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2013;139(11):1219-1225. doi:10.1001/jamaoto.2013.4917

Manzoor and coauthors assess survival outcomes in patients treated for advanced squamous cell carcinoma involving the carotid artery using different treatment strategies.

Supracricoid Partial Laryngectomy for Primary and Recurrent Laryngeal Cancer

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JAMA Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2013;139(11):1226-1235. doi:10.1001/jamaoto.2013.4990

Sperry and colleagues review the oncologic outcomes following supracricoid partial laryngectomy in a large US-based cohort treated by a single surgeon.

Disposition of Elderly Patients After Head and Neck Reconstruction

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JAMA Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2013;139(11):1236-1241. doi:10.1001/jamaoto.2013.5054

Hatcher and coauthors examine whether elderly patients are more likely to be discharged to a nursing or other care facility as opposed to returning home after microvascular reconstruction of the head and neck.

Risk Factors for Percutaneous Endoscopic Gastrostomy Tube Placement During Chemoradiotherapy for Oropharyngeal Cancer

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JAMA Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2013;139(11):1242-1246. doi:10.1001/jamaoto.2013.5193

Strom et al determined the need for the reactive placement of a percutaneous endoscopic gastrostomy tube during chemoradiotherapy for oropharyngeal cancer. They performed a single-institution retrospective review of 297 patients treated with intensity-modulated radiation therapy and concurrent chemotherapy between 2004 and 2012.

The Supraclavicular Artery Island Flap in Head and Neck Reconstruction: Applications and Limitations

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JAMA Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2013;139(11):1247-1255. doi:10.1001/jamaoto.2013.5057

Kokot et al describe the applications and limitations of the supraclavicular artery island flap as an alternative to free-tissue transfer in reconstruction of head and neck defects.

Invited Commentary

Improved Quality of Life and Function After Oropharyngeal Cancer Treatment

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JAMA Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2013;139(11):1108-1109. doi:10.1001/jamaoto.2013.2774

Role of Adjuvant Therapy in Postsurgical Quality-of-Life and Functional Impairment

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JAMA Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2013;139(11):1109-1110. doi:10.1001/jamaoto.2013.2777

Use of Vascularized Muscle Flaps in the Healing of Compromised Wounds

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JAMA Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2013;139(11):1162. doi:10.1001/jamaoto.2013.2765

Use of Reconstructive Flaps Following Total Laryngectomy

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JAMA Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2013;139(11):1163. doi:10.1001/jamaoto.2013.2768
Special Communication

Dysphagia: Perspectives on an Old Problem: The Hayes Martin Lecture, 2013

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JAMA Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2013;139(11):1256-1258. doi:10.1001/jamaoto.2013.2639
JAMA Otolaryngology–Head & Neck Surgery Masthead

JAMA Otolaryngology–Head & Neck Surgery

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JAMA Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2013;139(11):1096. doi:10.1001/jamaoto.2013.2607
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