Clinical Features of HPV-Related Head and Neck Squamous Cell Carcinoma: Presentation and Work-Up

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Abstract

Head and neck squamous cell carcinoma (HNSCC) that arises as a result of the activity of human papillomavirus (HPV) malignant transformation has a distinct disease pattern that is the basis for its clinical presentation. A clear understanding of these distinct clinical features enables diagnosticians to maintain awareness and index of suspicion to avoid delays in detection and select the most effective and thorough measures of evaluating the disease and directing treatment selection. Attention is focused on the broader demographic at risk for developing HPV-related HNSCC, the phenomenon of cystic cervical nodal metastases, and the unknown or occult primary cancer.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)779-793
Number of pages15
JournalOtolaryngologic Clinics of North America
Volume45
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Aug 1 2012

Keywords

  • Cystic nodal metastasis
  • Palatine and lingual tonsils
  • Unknown primary

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Otorhinolaryngology

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