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Head and Neck Cancer: Basic Concepts and Landmarks.

Time:

08:30 AM – 10:00 AM

Author:

Christine M. Glastonbury, MBBS, Suresh K. Mukherji, MD, and Hilda Elie Stambuk, MD

Code: RC806

Objective:

This session has three sections. First is Nasopharynx, in which attendees will understand the normal anatomical landmarks and relations of the nasopharynx and in particular the relationship of the nasopharynx to the central skull base. They will also recognize normal physiological variations and inflammatory processes of the nasopharynx that might be mistaken for more sinister pathology. This section provides better understanding of the pathological behavior and important staging features of nasopharyngeal carcinoma and lymphoma, the two most common nasopharyngeal malignant processes.

The second section is Oral Cavity and Oropharynx, it reviews the anatomy of the oral cavity and orophanryx. This section reviews common neoplasms that may involve this region. It also discusses common infectious and inflammatory processes that may involve the oral cavity and oropharynx. The third section is Larynx: Piriform Sinus. It reviews the imaging anatomy of the larynx. Attendees will understand the key landmarks for describing a tumor of the larynx. This section provides better understanding of imaging strategies for following patients after treatment for larynx carcinoma.

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