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Pitfalls in the staging of cancer of nasopharyngeal carcinoma.
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PMID:  23199659     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
Although nasopharyngeal carcinoma (NPC) is the most common primary malignancy of the nasopharynx, it is an uncommon malignancy in much of the Western world. Over the last several years, there have been important changes in the terminology used for histologic classification of NPC and important changes to the American Joint Committee on Cancer TNM staging of NPC. Accurate imaging assessment is critical for diagnose, to stage and plan radiation treatment, and for ongoing follow-up and surveillance. This article emphasizes important nasopharyngeal anatomy landmarks and the imaging appearances and pitfalls of NPC, its patterns of spread, and posttreatment appearances.
Christine M Glastonbury; Karen L Salzman
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Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Neuroimaging clinics of North America     Volume:  23     ISSN:  1557-9867     ISO Abbreviation:  Neuroimaging Clin. N. Am.     Publication Date:  2013 Feb 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-12-03     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9211377     Medline TA:  Neuroimaging Clin N Am     Country:  United States    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  9-25     Citation Subset:  IM    
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Copyright © 2013 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.
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