Controversies in the management of tongue base cancer.

Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/206307
Title:
Controversies in the management of tongue base cancer.
Authors:
O'Neill, J P; Hughes, J P; Manning, K P; Fenton, J E
Affiliation:
The Department of Otolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery, Mid Western Regional, Hospital, Dooradoyle, Limerick, Ireland. joneill@rcsi.ie
Citation:
Ir J Med Sci. 2009 Mar;178(1):1-5. Epub 2008 Sep 23.
Journal:
Irish journal of medical science
Issue Date:
31-Jan-2012
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10147/206307
DOI:
10.1007/s11845-008-0214-3
PubMed ID:
18810572
Abstract:
BACKGROUND: Tongue base cancer is one of the most lethal head and neck cancers. There is considerable controversy in the management of this disease with wide variation of opinion within the literature. METHODS: We discuss the presentation, diagnostic and therapeutic strategies which exist in the literature. Articles were reviewed from 1970 to 2007 within the Medline, Pubmed and Cochrane libraries. CONCLUSIONS: Smokers with a history of persistent unilateral neck pain, even in the absence of clinical signs warrant MRI neck imaging. Tongue base cancer organ preservation therapeutic strategies, radiation and concomitant platinum based chemotherapy, currently optimise oncologic and quality of life outcomes.
Language:
eng
MeSH:
Adult; Aged; Aged, 80 and over; Dissent and Disputes; Female; Humans; Ireland/epidemiology; Magnetic Resonance Imaging; Male; Middle Aged; Tongue Neoplasms/*drug therapy/epidemiology/radiotherapy/surgery
ISSN:
1863-4362 (Electronic); 0021-1265 (Linking)

Full metadata record

DC FieldValue Language
dc.contributor.authorO'Neill, J Pen_GB
dc.contributor.authorHughes, J Pen_GB
dc.contributor.authorManning, K Pen_GB
dc.contributor.authorFenton, J Een_GB
dc.date.accessioned2012-01-31T16:46:56Z-
dc.date.available2012-01-31T16:46:56Z-
dc.date.issued2012-01-31T16:46:56Z-
dc.identifier.citationIr J Med Sci. 2009 Mar;178(1):1-5. Epub 2008 Sep 23.en_GB
dc.identifier.issn1863-4362 (Electronic)en_GB
dc.identifier.issn0021-1265 (Linking)en_GB
dc.identifier.pmid18810572en_GB
dc.identifier.doi10.1007/s11845-008-0214-3en_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10147/206307-
dc.description.abstractBACKGROUND: Tongue base cancer is one of the most lethal head and neck cancers. There is considerable controversy in the management of this disease with wide variation of opinion within the literature. METHODS: We discuss the presentation, diagnostic and therapeutic strategies which exist in the literature. Articles were reviewed from 1970 to 2007 within the Medline, Pubmed and Cochrane libraries. CONCLUSIONS: Smokers with a history of persistent unilateral neck pain, even in the absence of clinical signs warrant MRI neck imaging. Tongue base cancer organ preservation therapeutic strategies, radiation and concomitant platinum based chemotherapy, currently optimise oncologic and quality of life outcomes.en_GB
dc.language.isoengen_GB
dc.subject.meshAdulten_GB
dc.subject.meshAgeden_GB
dc.subject.meshAged, 80 and overen_GB
dc.subject.meshDissent and Disputesen_GB
dc.subject.meshFemaleen_GB
dc.subject.meshHumansen_GB
dc.subject.meshIreland/epidemiologyen_GB
dc.subject.meshMagnetic Resonance Imagingen_GB
dc.subject.meshMaleen_GB
dc.subject.meshMiddle Ageden_GB
dc.subject.meshTongue Neoplasms/*drug therapy/epidemiology/radiotherapy/surgeryen_GB
dc.titleControversies in the management of tongue base cancer.en_GB
dc.contributor.departmentThe Department of Otolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery, Mid Western Regional, Hospital, Dooradoyle, Limerick, Ireland. joneill@rcsi.ieen_GB
dc.identifier.journalIrish journal of medical scienceen_GB
dc.description.provinceMunster-

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