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Lymphoscintigraphy and radioguided sentinel node biopsy in oral cavity squamous cell carcinoma: same day protocol

The routine use of a sentinel node biopsy (SNB) protocol in oral cavity squamous cell carcinomas (SCC) has been challenged on the basis of the elevated number of sentinel nodes (SNs) detected (>2.5) and on the multiply neck level involvement reported in several studies. These data limit the practical application of the protocol, because in such cases, it seems easier and safer to perform a selective neck dissection. (altro…)

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Extract from: 2015 American Thyroid Association Management Guidelines for Adult Patients with Thyroid Nodules and Differentiated Thyroid Cancer

The American Thyroid Association (ATA) Guidelines Taskforce on Thyroid Nodules and Differentiated Thyroid Cancer Bryan R. Haugen, M.D.1 (Chair)*,Erik K. Alexander, M.D.2, Keith C. Bible, M.D., Ph.D.3, Gerard M. Doherty, M.D.4, Susan J. Mandel,M.D., M.P.H.5, Yuri E. Nikiforov, M.D., Ph.D.6,Furio Pacini, M.D.7, Gregory W. Randolph, M.D.8, Anna M. Sawka, M.D., Ph.D.9, Martin Schlumberger, M.D.10, Kathryn Schuff, M.D.11, Steven I. Sherman, M.D.12,Julie Ann Sosa, M.D.13, David L. Steward, M.D.14, R. Michael Tuttle, M.D.15,and Leonard Wartofsky, M.D.16 *Authors are listed in alphabetical...

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