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Computed tomography of primary subglottic cancer: clinical importance of typical spread pattern.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  1601649     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The spread pattern of 14 cases of primary subglottic cancer, as seen on computed tomography (CT), is analyzed. Cricoid cartilage invasion was present in nine cases. Tracheal invasion was definite in four cases and questionable in three. Extralaryngeal soft tissue spread was present in nine cases; all but one had cartilage destruction. The patterns of spread seen accurately reflect reports in previous whole-organ section studies, and suggest that the elastic cone has a primary role in directing the spread of tumor. Anticipating spread to areas described above with CT and/or magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) can be used to try to improve treatment planning and perhaps outcome by: (1) avoiding placement of urgent tracheostomies close to the tumor; (2) helping to modify standard surgical approaches by suggesting lower-than-usual tracheostomies, or more extensive-than-usual thyroid gland resection; and (3) avoiding delay in diagnosis by strongly suggesting rebiopsy when imaging indicates a tumor is present, and initial endoscopy and biopsy cannot confirm the imaging findings.
E M Saleh; A A Mancuso; A A Alhussaini
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Head & neck     Volume:  14     ISSN:  1043-3074     ISO Abbreviation:  Head Neck     Publication Date:    1992 Mar-Apr
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1992-07-14     Completed Date:  1992-07-14     Revised Date:  2006-10-05    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8902541     Medline TA:  Head Neck     Country:  UNITED STATES    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  125-32     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Ear, Nose and Throat, Assiut Medical School, Egypt.
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MeSH Terms
Carcinoma, Squamous Cell / diagnosis,  pathology,  radiography*
Glottis / pathology,  radiography*
Laryngeal Neoplasms / diagnosis,  pathology,  radiography*
Magnetic Resonance Imaging
Middle Aged
Neoplasm Invasiveness
Retrospective Studies
Tomography, X-Ray Computed*

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