Metastases in Head and Neck Cancer / Edition 1

Metastases in Head and Neck Cancer / Edition 1

by Jochen A. Werner
     
 

ISBN-10: 3540205071

ISBN-13: 9783540205074

Pub. Date: 06/02/2005

Publisher: Springer Berlin Heidelberg

The incidence of malignant tumors of the upper aerodigestive tract is increasing. The carcinomas of this area, mostly squamous cell carcinomas, are often accompanied by cervical lymph node metastases. Frequently, the primary tumor causes no discomfort and its existence is inferred from the presence of metastases. The present book offers an extensive overview of the

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Overview

The incidence of malignant tumors of the upper aerodigestive tract is increasing. The carcinomas of this area, mostly squamous cell carcinomas, are often accompanied by cervical lymph node metastases. Frequently, the primary tumor causes no discomfort and its existence is inferred from the presence of metastases. The present book offers an extensive overview of the differential diagnosis of lymph node diseases and their therapy for physicians in many disciplines - principally those that deal with oncology of the head and neck region, but also general medicine and pediatrics. Detailed descriptions of lymphologic principles create a basis for the understanding of the various lymph node diseases. High-quality photographs and tables underline the high instructive value of this volume.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9783540205074
Publisher:
Springer Berlin Heidelberg
Publication date:
06/02/2005
Pages:
233
Product dimensions:
7.60(w) x 9.53(h) x 0.03(d)

Table of Contents

From the contents: Basics of lymphology: Embryology and anatomy; Physiology and pathophysiology.- Lymphogenic metastatic spread: Squamous cell carcinomas; Malignant melanomas; Mercel cell carcinoma; Carcinomas of the salivary glands; Carcinomas of the thyroid gland.- Pathology of lymphogenic metastatic spread: Examination methods; Squamous cell carcinomas of the head and neck; Metastases of salivary gland tumors; Uncommon cervical lymph node metastases; Non-neoplastic reactive lymph node alterations.- Diagnostic techniques: Inspection and palpation; B-mode sonography; CT and MRI; Scintigraphy; PET; Lymphography; Lymph node biopsy.- Principles of surgery: History and classification of surgery of cervicofacial lymph node metastases; Decision points in neck dissection.- Radiation therapy: Principles and treatment.- Surgical treatment concepts.- Complications of therapy.- Cancer of unknown primary sites.- Distant metastases.- Post-therapeutic follow-up principles.

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