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Head and Neck
Cancer

   

  • Dagum P, Pinto HA, Newman JP, et al (Stanford Univ, Calif)

    Management of the Clinically Positive Neck in Organ Preservation for Advanced Head and Neck Cancer.

    Am J surg 176: 448-452, 1998

        

    Forty-eight patients were prospectively studied. They were in stage III and stage IV squamous cell carcinoma of the Head and Neck and were undergoing organ preserving therapy. Forty-two patients had palpable cervical node.

        

    Treatment consisted of Induction chemotherapy, followed by simultaneous chemotherapy and fractionated extenal-beam radiotherapy.

        

    It was concluded only Induction chemotherapy is not useful to control cervical node disease. All three treatments with neck dissection for patients with persistent lymph node provides good regional control.

         
  • Cody DT II, Funk GF, Wagner D, et al (Univ of Iowa, Iowa City)

    The Use of Granulocyte Colony Stimulating Factor to Promote Wound Healing in a Neutropenic Patient After Head and Neck Surgery.

    Head Neck 21: 172-175, 1999

       

    Development of pharyngocutaneous fistula in 7.6% to 50% was noted in laryngectomy patients. Low neutrophil counts have been observed after other surgical procedure. The use of Granulocyte Colony Stimulating Factor (G-CSF) promoted healing in neutropenic patients.

        

    This is the first known report of a patient with neutropenia and persistent pharyngocutaenous fistula. After laryngectomy G-CSF was administered as adjunctive treatment.

        

 



 

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Head and Neck Cancer
   

  • Dagum P, Pinto HA, Newman JP, et al (Stanford Univ, Calif)
    Management of the Clinically Positive Neck in Organ Preservation for Advanced Head and Neck Cancer.
    Am J surg 176: 448-452, 1998
        
    Forty-eight patients were prospectively studied. They were in stage III and stage IV squamous cell carcinoma of the Head and Neck and were undergoing organ preserving therapy. Forty-two patients had palpable cervical node.
        
    Treatment consisted of Induction chemotherapy, followed by simultaneous chemotherapy and fractionated extenal-beam radiotherapy.
        
    It was concluded only Induction chemotherapy is not useful to control cervical node disease. All three treatments with neck dissection for patients with persistent lymph node provides good regional control.
         
  • Cody DT II, Funk GF, Wagner D, et al (Univ of Iowa, Iowa City)
    The Use of Granulocyte Colony Stimulating Factor to Promote Wound Healing in a Neutropenic Patient After Head and Neck Surgery.
    Head Neck 21: 172-175, 1999
       
    Development of pharyngocutaneous fistula in 7.6% to 50% was noted in laryngectomy patients. Low neutrophil counts have been observed after other surgical procedure. The use of Granulocyte Colony Stimulating Factor (G-CSF) promoted healing in neutropenic patients.
        
    This is the first known report of a patient with neutropenia and persistent pharyngocutaenous fistula. After laryngectomy G-CSF was administered as adjunctive treatment.