Imaging of Perineural Spread in Head and Neck Cancer

David Badger, Nafi Aygun

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Abstract

Perineural spread (PNS) of tumor is a recognized pattern of metastasis occurring in the head and neck. Imaging plays a critical role in identifying PNS for adequate staging and treatment planning. Understanding the major branches and pathways of cranial nerves V and VII, key anatomic landmarks, interconnections between these nerves, and pearls and pitfalls of PNS imaging can aid in early detection, appropriate therapy, and the best possible chance for cure.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)139-149
Number of pages11
JournalRadiologic Clinics of North America
Volume55
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2017

Keywords

  • Head and neck cancer
  • Perineural invasion
  • Perineural spread
  • Skull base imaging

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging

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