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  • Topic: State of the Art in the Management of Oral Squamous Cell Carcinoma

    Elective neck dissection in oral squamous cell carcinoma of the upper maxilla: necessary?

    Manuel Moreno-Sánchez
    Aim: Surgical treatment of clinically negative neck in maxillary squamous cell carcinoma (SCC) of the upper jaw is controversial. The purpose of this systematic review was to define the incidence of cervical metastasis and to assess if elective neck dissection is justified when the neck is not primarily affected. Methods: An electronic literature search was conducted in several databases, including MEDLINE, EMBASE, and Cochrane Central databases, for articles written in English. Results: Twenty-eight articles were included in the review. The overall cervical metastases rate was 33% and the...
    Published on: 24 Jun 2016
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  • Topic: State of the Art in the Management of Oral Squamous Cell Carcinoma

    Contralateral neck dissection in oral squamous cell carcinoma: when it should be done?

    Laura Villanueva-Alcojol
    Oral cavity squamous cell carcinoma (OSCC) has a high incidence of cervical micrometastases and sometimes metastasizes bilaterally because of the rich lymphatics in the submucosal plexus, which freely communicate across the midline. The presence of contralateral pathologic lymph nodes has been reported previously as a critical factor influencing the survival of patients. There are a few reports in the literature with regard to the rates of contralateral neck disease and the factors that may be involved in the risk with them. An elective ipsilateral neck treatment is generally recommended...
    Published on: 24 Jun 2016
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  • Topic: State of the Art in the Management of Oral Squamous Cell Carcinoma

    The role of salvage surgery in oral squamous cell carcinoma

    Raúl González-García
    Aim: To select and analyze the most representative papers published in the literature concerning oral squamous cell carcinoma (OSCC), specifically dealing with salvage surgery following primary treatment by surgery with or without by postoperative radiotherapy, specifically focusing in the oral cavity and oropharynx locations. Methods: A bibliography search on MEDLINE and EMBASE databases for studies published from March 2000 to March 2016 was conducted. The authors only included studies published in the English language and those dealing with “squamous cell carcinoma of the oral cavity...
    Published on: 24 Jun 2016
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  • Topic: State of the Art in the Management of Oral Squamous Cell Carcinoma

    The reliability of the "Iberic graft" for covering of the radial forearm free flap donor site

    Manuel Moreno-Sánchez , Raúl González-García
    Aim: Traditional donor site closure from radial forearm free flap (RFFF) has been associated with esthetic and functional morbidity. To avoid complications, such as color mismatch and secondary donor site morbidity, a new technique named "Iberic graft" for covering the RFFF donor site was described previously by our team. Methods: A study of patients who underwent reconstruction of head and neck defects using a RFFF was conducted to assess postoperative complications of the RFFF donor site and also to evaluate the morbidity in terms of aesthetics and function following the use of the...
    Published on: 24 Jun 2016
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  • Topic: State of the Art in the Management of Oral Squamous Cell Carcinoma

    Current prognosis and quality of life following surgical treatment for head and neck squamous cell carcinoma

    Cristina Hernández-Vila
    Head and neck squamous cell carcinoma (HNSCC) is one of the most common cancers in the world with a close relation with some risk factor like, tobacco, alcohol consumption and more recently, with human papilloma virus infection. A review of the literature about actual prognosis and quality of life in HNSCC has been done analysing the results of surgical treatment and their impact on the quality of life of patients. Despite the elevated incidence of HNSCC, the survival rate has increased considerably over the last years thanks to the development of new surgical techniques, such as,...
    Published on: 24 Jun 2016
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  • Topic: State of the Art in the Management of Oral Squamous Cell Carcinoma

    Current role in facial allograft transplantation: what have we learned?

    Pedro Infante-Cossio , Fernando Barrera-Pulido , Tomas Gomez-Cia , Domingo Sicilia-Castro , Alberto Garcia-Perla-Garcia , Purificacion Gacto-Sanchez , Jose-Maria Hernandez-Guisado , Araceli Lagares-Borrego , Rocio Narros-Gimenez , Juan-David Gonzalez-Padilla
    Face transplant (FT) has evolved enormously in the last 10 years since the successful completion of the first facial transplant. This procedure has become a new reconstructive option for complex facial deformities to restore the anatomy of patients with severely disfigured faces. The authors review the literature and discuss the main surgical, immunological, and ethical aspects as well as the results described in patients undergoing FT. To date there have been more than thirty FT worldwide. The main indication was post-traumatic deformity. In all cases a standard immunosuppression was...
    Published on: 24 Jun 2016
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