Current Cancer Therapy Reviews

Kurt S. Zaenker
Institute of Immunology and Experimental Oncology University Witten/Herdecke
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Radiology of Oropharyngeal Cancer - Institutional Experience and Literature Review -

Author(s): Ko Matsumoto.

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Abstract:

The basic anatomical and oncological properties of oropharyngeal cancer with appropriate radiological images are presented. The description is mainly divided into two categories; primary lesion and metastatic lymph nodes. Each of the categories is discussed in terms of the anatomy, oncology and current radiological imaging with emerging methods, such as FDG PET/CT and MRI diffusion imaging. Some interesting cases of lymphatic metastasis are also presented. A brief description on post-treatment observation of the disease is also given.

Keywords: Anatomy of oropharynx, HPV-related nodes, MRI diffusion imaging, oropharyngeal cancer, PET/CT, radiological images.

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Article Details

VOLUME: 11
ISSUE: 1
Year: 2015
Page: [7 - 14]
Pages: 8
DOI: 10.2174/1573394711666150428003306