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dc.titleModalities of surveillance in treated nasopharyngeal cancer
dc.contributor.authorChao, S.-S.
dc.contributor.authorLoh, K.-S.
dc.contributor.authorTan, L.K.S.
dc.date.accessioned2016-11-28T10:19:15Z
dc.date.available2016-11-28T10:19:15Z
dc.date.issued2003-07
dc.identifier.citationChao, S.-S., Loh, K.-S., Tan, L.K.S. (2003-07). Modalities of surveillance in treated nasopharyngeal cancer. Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery 129 (1) : 61-64. ScholarBank@NUS Repository. https://doi.org/10.1016/S0194-5998(03)00485-6
dc.identifier.issn01945998
dc.identifier.urihttp://scholarbank.nus.edu.sg/handle/10635/131357
dc.description.abstractOBJECTIVE: We sought to assess the efficacy of different modalities in the detection of disease during the early posttreatment period of nasopharyngeal carcinoma (NPC). STUDY DESIGN AND SETTING: We prospectively evaluated 57 patients with NPC who were treated with radiation. A postnasal space (PNS) biopsy, an endoscopic examination, and computed tomography (CT) scans were performed 4 months after treatment. RESULTS: Four patients had evidence of disease in the PNS biopsy specimen. The sensitivity, specificity, and positive and negative predictive values of the endoscopic examination were 75%, 94.3%, 50%, and 98%, respectively, while those of the CT scan were 50%, 49.1%, 6.9%, and 92.9%, respectively. CONCLUSION: In the early postradiation period for patients with NPC, an endoscopic examination is a suitable surveillance modality, but routine CT scanning has no added clinical benefit. SIGNIFICANCE: When an endoscopic examination of the PNS yields normal results, a biopsy is not necessary because the likelihood of disease is low.
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dc.sourceScopus
dc.typeArticle
dc.contributor.departmentOTOLARYNGOLOGY
dc.description.doi10.1016/S0194-5998(03)00485-6
dc.description.sourcetitleOtolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery
dc.description.volume129
dc.description.issue1
dc.description.page61-64
dc.description.codenOTOLD
dc.identifier.isiut000184368300011
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