Radiologic assessment of retropharyngeal node involvement in oropharyngeal carcinomas stratified by HPV status

Chad Tang, Sirisha Komakula, Cato Chan, James D. Murphy, Wen Jiang, Christina Kong, Nancy Lee-Enriquez, Kristin C. Jensen, Nancy J. Fischbein, Quynh Thu Le

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Abstract

Radiation of retropharyngeal nodes (RPN) results in increased toxicities. This study assessed characteristics associated with RPN involvement in 165 oropharynx cancer patients. Factors associated with involvement were stage N2c-3 disease and stage N2b disease with either advanced T-stage, ≥3 involved cervical LN, and ≥1 involved contralateral LN, or lateral/posterior subsites.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)293-296
Number of pages4
JournalRadiotherapy and Oncology
Volume109
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Nov 1 2013
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • Human papilloma virus
  • Oropharyngeal carcinoma
  • Retropharyngeal lymph nodes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Hematology
  • Oncology
  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging

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