- Dr. Larissa Sweeny
Department of Otolaryngology, Division of Head and Neck Oncology, Division of Microvascular Reconstruction, University of Miami - Miller School of Medicine, Miami, FL, USA.
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Special Issue Introduction
This special issue will discuss the latest updates and challenges in Head and Neck surgery. Due to the functional and cosmetic importance of the head and neck region, surgical treatment of the head and neck significantly impacts the quality of life for patients. Following surgery in this region, patients may experience difficulty with speech and swallowing function and/or dissatisfaction with the aesthetic outcome. Therefore, surgeons must consider many factors when deciding on the best surgical approach for these patients. The surgical options for patients with head and neck pathology continue to grow and evolve. With an increasing number of surgeons being trained in advanced head and neck surgery, there is greater access to these surgical options for patients, which in turn leads to greater innovation and new boundaries for the field. This Special Issue aims to provide an update on head and neck surgery and approaches to the ongoing challenges surgeons face. It will focus on several exciting areas of Head and Neck surgery, which have great potential to improve patient outcomes. Topics will include image-guided surgery, the utility and application of artificial intelligence, the evolving role of sentinel lymph node biopsies and clinical implications, and virtual surgical planning, etc.
KeywordsHead and neck, clinical outcomes, functional outcomes, advanced surgical approach
Submission Deadline30 Jun 2023