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Abdominal Ultrasound - Springer Nature

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Last Updated: 10 December 2022

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Abdominal ultrasound in head and neck squamous cell carcinoma staging: yes or no?

The primary objective of abdominal ultrasound is a diagnostic staging procedure for distant metastases in head and neck squamous cell carcinoma. Hence, this retrospective review of 498 patients aimed at investigating abdominal ultrasound as a staging technique in HNSCC. Materials and methods A retrospective review of 498 head and neck cancer patients treated in our Department of Head and Neck Surgery between 2008 and 2015 was performed. As a staging procedure, 426 patients underwent abdominal ultrasound as a staging procedure. 19 out of 20 patients with abdominal metastases had an N2/N3 cervical lymph node pathology, according to 19 out of 20 patients with abdominal metastases. The negative predictive value of abdominal ultrasound for HNSCC staging was 99. 03% in this report, while the positive predictive value yielded 5. 8 percent. Conclusions Only in patients with locally advanced lymph-node-status / abdominal ultrasound can be used as a staging probe to rule out abdominal metastasis in HNSCC patients. An abdominal ultrasound may be dispensed for patients on N0/N1 or N1 diagnoses.

Source link: https://doi.org/10.1007/s00405-022-07723-x

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