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Imaging of the Head and Neck following Radiation Treatment.

Debnam JM - Patholog Res Int (2011)

Bottom Line: Squamous cell carcinoma of the head and neck occurs in approximately 40,000 patients annually in the United States and is often treated with radiation therapy.Radiological studies are obtained following treatment for head and neck malignancies to assess for recurrent tumor, posttreatment changes, and associated complications.As post-treatment imaging studies are often discussed at radiology/pathology working conferences, knowledge of the imaging appearance of radiation-associated changes in the head and neck and the terminology used by neuroradiologists may not only aid in interpretation of the pathologic specimen, but also assist in communications with neuroradiologists and referring clinicians.

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Affiliation: Section of Neuroradiology, Department of Radiology, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, Texas 77030, USA.

ABSTRACT
Squamous cell carcinoma of the head and neck occurs in approximately 40,000 patients annually in the United States and is often treated with radiation therapy. Radiological studies are obtained following treatment for head and neck malignancies to assess for recurrent tumor, posttreatment changes, and associated complications. Radiation treatment creates a difficult clinical picture for oncologists, head and neck surgeons, neuroradiologists, and neuropathologists. As post-treatment imaging studies are often discussed at radiology/pathology working conferences, knowledge of the imaging appearance of radiation-associated changes in the head and neck and the terminology used by neuroradiologists may not only aid in interpretation of the pathologic specimen, but also assist in communications with neuroradiologists and referring clinicians.

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Left facial abscess: (a) Axial contrast-enhanced CT (soft tissue window) shows an abscess (arrow) of the left face. This is characterized by a peripherally enhancing fluid collection with a small focus of air and adjacent soft tissue swelling.
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fig10: Left facial abscess: (a) Axial contrast-enhanced CT (soft tissue window) shows an abscess (arrow) of the left face. This is characterized by a peripherally enhancing fluid collection with a small focus of air and adjacent soft tissue swelling.

Mentions: Abscess formation after radiation may be related to surgery or be odontogenic in origin. Abscesses will present as a rim enhancing fluid collection with a surrounding edema, characterized by soft tissue swelling and reticulation (Figure 10), and may be associated with osteomyelitis of adjacent bony structures [36].


Imaging of the Head and Neck following Radiation Treatment.

Debnam JM - Patholog Res Int (2011)

Left facial abscess: (a) Axial contrast-enhanced CT (soft tissue window) shows an abscess (arrow) of the left face. This is characterized by a peripherally enhancing fluid collection with a small focus of air and adjacent soft tissue swelling.
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Related In: Results  -  Collection

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fig10: Left facial abscess: (a) Axial contrast-enhanced CT (soft tissue window) shows an abscess (arrow) of the left face. This is characterized by a peripherally enhancing fluid collection with a small focus of air and adjacent soft tissue swelling.
Mentions: Abscess formation after radiation may be related to surgery or be odontogenic in origin. Abscesses will present as a rim enhancing fluid collection with a surrounding edema, characterized by soft tissue swelling and reticulation (Figure 10), and may be associated with osteomyelitis of adjacent bony structures [36].

Bottom Line: Squamous cell carcinoma of the head and neck occurs in approximately 40,000 patients annually in the United States and is often treated with radiation therapy.Radiological studies are obtained following treatment for head and neck malignancies to assess for recurrent tumor, posttreatment changes, and associated complications.As post-treatment imaging studies are often discussed at radiology/pathology working conferences, knowledge of the imaging appearance of radiation-associated changes in the head and neck and the terminology used by neuroradiologists may not only aid in interpretation of the pathologic specimen, but also assist in communications with neuroradiologists and referring clinicians.

View Article: PubMed Central - PubMed

Affiliation: Section of Neuroradiology, Department of Radiology, The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, Texas 77030, USA.

ABSTRACT
Squamous cell carcinoma of the head and neck occurs in approximately 40,000 patients annually in the United States and is often treated with radiation therapy. Radiological studies are obtained following treatment for head and neck malignancies to assess for recurrent tumor, posttreatment changes, and associated complications. Radiation treatment creates a difficult clinical picture for oncologists, head and neck surgeons, neuroradiologists, and neuropathologists. As post-treatment imaging studies are often discussed at radiology/pathology working conferences, knowledge of the imaging appearance of radiation-associated changes in the head and neck and the terminology used by neuroradiologists may not only aid in interpretation of the pathologic specimen, but also assist in communications with neuroradiologists and referring clinicians.

No MeSH data available.


Related in: MedlinePlus