Shannon E Hunter

Duke University Medical Center, Durham, North Carolina, United States

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Publications (2)6.1 Total impact

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    ABSTRACT: Neck dissection has traditionally played an important role in the treatment of patients with squamous cell carcinoma of the head and neck who present with regionally advanced neck disease (N2-N3). Radiotherapy and concurrent chemotherapy improves overall survival in advanced head-and-neck cancer compared with radiotherapy alone. The necessity for postchemoradiation neck dissection is controversial. The intent of this report was to define the value of neck dissection in this patient population better.
    International Journal of Radiation OncologyBiologyPhysics 05/2004; 58(5):1418-23. DOI:10.1016/j.ijrobp.2003.09.004 · 4.26 Impact Factor
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    ABSTRACT: Radiation necrosis is one of the most serious complications in the treatment of malignancies of the head and neck. As radiotherapy becomes more frequently used as a primary modality and in combination with chemotherapy and surgery, the head and neck surgeon needs to be able to prevent and recognize the often subtle signs and symptoms of radiation necrosis. The symptoms of necrosis can mimic the recurrence of cancer, which presents a diagnostic dilemma, because aggressive surgical biopsy may worsen necrosis and contribute to the formation of a fistula. This review provides a brief discussion of the diagnostic and treatment options for osteoradionecrosis and chondroradionecrosis in the head and neck.
    Current Opinion in Otolaryngology & Head and Neck Surgery 05/2003; 11(2):103-6. DOI:10.1097/00020840-200304000-00007 · 1.84 Impact Factor