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Pitfalls in the staging of cancer of oral cavity cancer.
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PMID:  23199660     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Data-Review    
Abstract/OtherAbstract:
Oral cavity cancer comprises nearly 30% of all malignant tumors of the head and neck. After a definitive diagnosis has been made, imaging is essential for staging the primary tumor by evaluating submucosal spread and invasion of adjacent structures, and to identify nodal or distant metastasis. Oral cavity anatomy is one of the most complex in the head and neck. Therefore, knowledge of anatomic subsites and spread patterns is critical for accurate staging. This article begins with a discussion of imaging techniques, and then presents a detailed review of normal anatomy followed by imaging's role in tumor staging highlighting potential pitfalls.
Authors:
Ashley H Aiken
Publication Detail:
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:  27-45     Citation Subset:  IM    
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Copyright © 2013 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.
Affiliation:
Department of Radiology and Imaging Sciences, Emory University, BG-21, 1364 Clifton Road, Northeast, Atlanta, GA 30322, USA. Electronic address: ashley.aiken@emoryhealthcare.org.
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