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.
Zhang and Sumer studied training of robotic surgery–naïve student volunteers using the da Vinci Skills Simulator for transoral robotic surgery.
George and coauthors compare postoperative radiation therapy at academic vs nonacademic medical centers.
Hutcheson et al evaluate the independent effects of maintaining oral intake throughout pharyngeal cancer treatment and engaging in preventive swallowing exercise.
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.
Clayburgh and colleagues set out to determine the incidence of venous thromboembolism in postoperative patients with head and neck cancer.
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.
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.
Gouveia and colleagues assess the significance of BRAF V600E mutation in papillary thyroid carcinoma in the largest US sample to date.
Oakley and colleagues define the familial risk of papillary thyroid carcinoma using a unique population research database.
Young and colleagues describe the subset of patients requiring ED evaluation within 30 days of thyroidectomy or parathyroidectomy and their associated risk factors.
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.
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.
Neskey and coauthors identify clinicopathologic factors associated with adverse survival in patients with acinic cell carcinoma.
Patel and coauthors examine the efficacy of transoral robotic surgery in identifying head and neck squamous cell carcinoma with unknown primary sites.
Pollei and coauthors classify and review postoropharyngectomy hemorrhage rates and associated risk factors.
Manzoor and coauthors assess survival outcomes in patients treated for advanced squamous cell carcinoma involving the carotid artery using different treatment strategies.
Sperry and colleagues review the oncologic outcomes following supracricoid partial laryngectomy in a large US-based cohort treated by a single surgeon.
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.
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.
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.
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