This SEER cohort analysis demonstrates no significant association between sentinel lymph node biopsy and improved disease survival for patients with melanoma arising in head and neck subsites.
This retrospective study finds that determinants of survival for tumors of the lacrimal gland include age at diagnosis and surgical therapy.
This retrospective study compares conventional papillary thyroid carcinoma and its follicular variant in the aspects of preoperative cytologic diagnosis, tumor size at diagnosis, presence of invasion, and implications on prognostic scores.
This retrospective, population-based cohort study shows that tumor grade should be a key factor in predicting survival in patients with esthesioneuroblastoma, and that adjuvant radiation therapy improves survival rates among patients with high-grade, but not low-grade, tumors.
Amit and colleagues set out to determine if regional treatment failure in patients with oral cavity squamous cell carcinoma and pathologically negative neck nodes might be due to an incomplete sampling procedure during surgery.
Ebrahimi and colleagues determine if a modified staging system for oral cancer that integrates DOI into the T categories improves prognostic performance compared with the current American Joint Committee on Cancer T staging.
In this population-based study, Bann et al compared the increase in thyroid cancer incidence and tumor characteristics in Pennsylvania with the rest of the nation and assert that the observed increase in thyroid cancer annual percentage change in Pennsylvania is due to an actual increase in disease incidence.
Graboyes set out to determine the rate of, reasons for, and risk factors that predict 30-day unplanned readmission for patients undergoing total laryngectomy.
In this retrospective study, Lin et al conclude that early identification and treatment of obstructive sleep apnea/hypopnea syndrome may be important considerations in the comprehensive management of patients with nasopharyngeal carcinoma.
Al-Qurayshi et al measure the effects of race, ethnicity, and socioeconomic status on outcomes following thyroid surgery outcomes, finding that there are significant socioeconomic and racial disparities.
Danan and colleagues compared outcomes for midline mandibulotomy open reduction and internal fixation using plates vs lag screw technique and determined that fixation of midline mandibulotomy with lag screws results in a significantly increased rate of radiologic union compared with plates.
This prospective case series quantifies the learning curve of robot-assisted neck dissection by measuring operation time over 3 years of a single surgeon’s experience.
This retrospective review describes a new model for predicting the need for a gastrostomy tube in patients undergoing surgery of the upper aerodigestive tract.
Glazer et al show that transoral robotic surgery can be safely performed in patients with obstructive sleep apnea with complication rates similar to those seen with other surgical treatments of obstructive sleep apnea.
This retrospective review found a high observed rate of head and neck cancers in BRCA-positive probands and likely carriers.
In his presidential address for the American Head & Neck Society, Day proposes that the ultimate constant in healthcare is the physician-patient relationship.
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