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Clinicopathological and radiological evaluation of cervical lymph node metastasis in head and neck malignancies.
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PMID:  23120466     Owner:  NLM     Status:  PubMed-not-MEDLINE    
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The cervical lymphadenopathy due to metastasis carry poor prognosis. The status of cervical nodes is of critical interest to surgical, radiation and medical oncologists who manage patients with head and neck cancers. We conducted a prospective randomized study to assess the role of palpation, ultrasound and CT in detection of cervical metastasis in 25 patients presented to us with head and neck malignancy irrespective of cervical nodal status. It was observed that clinical examination was least sensitive (73.33%) when compared with computerized tomography (80%) and ultrasound (93.93%). The computerized tomography was found to be most specific (90%) when compared to clinical examination or ultrasonography (70% each).
Authors:
Jagdeep S Thakur; M L Sharma; C Mohan; N K Mohindroo; N K Kaushik
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Type:  Journal Article     Date:  2007-12-11
Journal Detail:
Title:  Indian journal of otolaryngology and head and neck surgery : official publication of the Association of Otolaryngologists of India     Volume:  59     ISSN:  2231-3796     ISO Abbreviation:  Indian J Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg     Publication Date:  2007 Dec 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-11-02     Completed Date:  2012-11-05     Revised Date:  2013-05-30    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9422551     Medline TA:  Indian J Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg     Country:  India    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  327-31     Citation Subset:  -    
Affiliation:
Department of Otolaryngology - Head & Neck Surgery, I. G. Medical College, Shimla, HP 171 001 India.
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