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  1. Research

    Spinal metastasis in thyroid cancer

    Thyroid carcinoma generally responds well to treatment and spinal metastasis is an uncommon feature. Many studies have looked at the management of spinal metastasis and proposed treatments, plans and algorithm...

    Sami Ramadan, Mohamed A Ugas, Richard J Berwick, Manisha Notay, Hyongyu Cho, Waseem Jerjes and Peter V Giannoudis

    Head & Neck Oncology 2012 4:39

    Published on: 25 June 2012

  2. Case report

    p16 overexpression in malignant and premalignant lesions of the oral and esophageal mucosa following allogeneic hematopoietic stem cell transplantation

    Secondary malignancy in the oral mucosa is recognized as one of the most serious complications in patients who received allogenic hematopoietic stem cell transplantation (HSCT). However, potential risk factors...

    Yasumasa Kakei, Masaya Akashi, Hideki Komatsubara, Tsutomu Minamikawa and Takahide Komori

    Head & Neck Oncology 2012 4:38

    Published on: 23 June 2012

  3. Research

    Spinal metastasis in head and neck cancer

    The incidence of head and neck cancer is relatively low in developed countries and highest in South East Asia. Notwithstanding advances in surgery and radiotherapy over the past several decades, the 5-year sur...

    Gregory M Trilling, Hyongyu Cho, Mohamed A Ugas, Samerah Saeed, Asia Katunda, Waseem Jerjes and Peter Giannoudis

    Head & Neck Oncology 2012 4:36

    Published on: 20 June 2012

  4. Case report

    Granulocyte colony-stimulating factor-producing squamous cell carcinoma of the lower gingiva: a case report

    The present study summarizes our experience in treating a patient with a suspected granulocyte colony-stimulating factor (G-CSF)-producing squamous cell carcinoma (SCC) of the lower gingiva, which is a rather ...

    Jun-ichi Kobayashi, Akihiro Miyazaki, Takashi Yamamot, Kenji Nakamori, Rina Suzuki, Takeshi Kaneko, Naohiro Suzuki and Hiroyoshi Hiratsuka

    Head & Neck Oncology 2012 4:35

    Published on: 19 June 2012

  5. Case report

    A patient with primary Burkitt’s lymphoma of the postnasal space: case report

    Burkitt’s lymphoma is a highly aggressive lymphoma. The endemic form is present with Epstein - Barr virus. The most common sites are the mandible, facial bones, kidneys, gastrointestinal tract, ovaries, breast...

    Tahwinder Upile, Waseem Jerjes, Jesuloba Abiola, Panagiotis Kafas, Ann Sandison, Zaid Hamdoon, Mohammed Al-Khawalde and Hani Radhi

    Head & Neck Oncology 2012 4:33

    Published on: 13 June 2012

  6. Review

    Oral sex, cancer and death: sexually transmitted cancers

    We briefly highlight the growing body of recent evidence linking unprotected oral sex with the development of some types of head and neck cancer in younger patients. These tumours appear to be increasing in in...

    Tahwinder Upile, Waseem Jerjes, Mohammed Al-Khawalde, Hani Radhi and Holger Sudhoff

    Head & Neck Oncology 2012 4:31

    Published on: 6 June 2012

  7. Research

    Squamous cell carcinoma of the oral cavity and the oropharynx in patients less than 40 years of age: a 20-year analysis

    Squamous cell carcinoma mainly afflicts patients older than 40 years of age however, few cases are seen in younger patients. The aim of this study therefore was to determine the incidence of squamous cell carc...

    Samuel E Udeabor, Majeed Rana, Gerd Wegener, Nils-Claudius Gellrich and André M Eckardt

    Head & Neck Oncology 2012 4:28

    Published on: 30 May 2012

  8. Case report

    Metastatic rhabdomyosarcoma of the thyroid gland, a case report

    The thyroid gland is a known but an unusual site for metastatic tumors from various primary sites. Despite the fact that it is one of the largest vascular organs in the body, clinical and surgical cases have g...

    Mohamed T Hafez, Mohamed A Hegazy, Khaled Abd Elwahab, Mohammad Arafa, Islam Abdou and Basel Refky

    Head & Neck Oncology 2012 4:27

    Published on: 29 May 2012

  9. Research

    Computed tomography and pathological findings of five nasal neurilemmomas

    Neurilemmomas are benign tumors deriving from Schwann cells of the nerve sheath. They occur in all parts of the body. The highest incidence of neurilemmoma is in the head and neck region (38–45%), but involvem...

    Jing Hu, Yang-Yang Bao, Ke-Jia Cheng, Shui-Hong Zhou, Ling-Xiang Ruan and Zhou-Jun Zheng

    Head & Neck Oncology 2012 4:26

    Published on: 23 May 2012

  10. Case report

    A patient with ulcerated calcifying epithelioma of Malherbe in the pinna: case report

    Although pilomatrixomas are frequently encountered by dermatologists and pathologists in the differential diagnosis of head and neck lesions, this is not usually the case among head and neck surgeons.

    Tahwinder Upile, Waseem Jerjes, Fabian Sipaul, Ann Sandison, Panagiotis Kafas, Mohammed Al-Khawalde and Hani Radhi

    Head & Neck Oncology 2012 4:25

    Published on: 21 May 2012

  11. Research

    Definitive radiotherapy for early stage glottic cancer by 6 MV photons

    To evaluate the clinical outcome of early glottic cancer (GC) treated by primary radiotherapy (RT) with 6 MV photons.

    Chi-Chung Tong, Kwok-Hung Au, Roger Kai-Cheong Ngan, Foon-Yiu Cheung, Sin-Ming Chow, Yiu-Tung Fu, Joseph Siu-Kei Au and Stephen Chun-Key Law

    Head & Neck Oncology 2012 4:23

    Published on: 18 May 2012

  12. Research

    Branchial cysts within the parotid salivary gland

    Cystic lesions within the parotid gland are uncommon and clinically they are frequently misdiagnosed as tumours. Many theories have been proposed as to their embryological origin. A 20-year retrospective revie...

    Tahwinder Upile, Waseem Jerjes, Mohammed Al-Khawalde, Panagiotis Kafas, Steve Frampton, Angela Gray, Bruce Addis, Ann Sandison, Nimesh Patel, Holger Sudhoff and Hani Radhi

    Head & Neck Oncology 2012 4:24

    Published on: 18 May 2012

  13. Research

    The use of specific anti-growth factor antibodies to abrogate the oncological consequences of transfusion in head & neck squamous cell carcinoma: an in vitro study

    Perioperative blood transfusion is associated with reduced prognosis in a number of solid malignancies. We investigate its role in a head & neck squamous cell cancer (HNSCC) cell lines. Growth of these cell li...

    Tahwinder Upile, Waseem Jerjes, Sandeep Singh, Mohammed Al-Khawalde, Zaid Hamdoon, Hani Radhi and Colin Hopper

    Head & Neck Oncology 2012 4:22

    Published on: 16 May 2012

  14. Research

    Reconstruction of scalp defects with the radial forearm free flap

    Advanced and recurrent cutaneous squamous cell carcinoma of the scalp and forehead require aggressive surgical excision often resulting in complex defects requiring reconstruction. This study evaluates various...

    Larissa Sweeny, Brendan Eby, J Scott Magnuson, William R Carroll and Eben L Rosenthal

    Head & Neck Oncology 2012 4:21

    Published on: 14 May 2012

  15. Case report

    Tongue cancer in young patients: case report of a 26-year-old patient

    This article presents the case of a 26-year-old woman with tongue cancer. The median age at the diagnosis of the tongue’s cancer is 61 years. Only approximately 2% of patients are diagnosed before the age of 35.

    Aleksandra Credé, Michael Locher and Marius Bredell

    Head & Neck Oncology 2012 4:20

    Published on: 14 May 2012

  16. Review

    Systemic therapy in the management of metastatic or advanced salivary gland cancers

    Salivary gland cancers are very rare tumors. They are characterized by a histologic heterogeneity and a poor outcome. According to this rarity, few prospective data are available to date. No standard recommend...

    Aymen Lagha, Nesrine Chraiet, Mouna Ayadi, Sarra Krimi, Bassem Allani, Hela Rifi, Henda Raies and Amel Mezlini

    Head & Neck Oncology 2012 4:19

    Published on: 4 May 2012

  17. Case report

    Expression of Glut-1, HIF-1α, PI3K and p-Akt in a case of ceruminous adenoma

    Ceruminous adenoma of the external auditory canal (EAC) is a rare type of tumour that is diagnosed histologically. However, the clinical behaviour of these tumours remains controversial. Here, we report a case...

    Wan-Qin Shen, Ke-Jia Cheng, Yang-Yang Bao, Shui-Hong Zhou and Hong-Tian Yao

    Head & Neck Oncology 2012 4:18

    Published on: 2 May 2012

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