alexa Perineural tumor spread in malignant head and neck tumors.
Medicine

Medicine

Otolaryngology: Open Access

Author(s): Nemec SF, Herneth AM, Czerny C

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Abstract Perineural tumor spread (PNS) of head and neck malignancies is a course of disease in which tumor metastasizes along the endoneurium or perineurium. Perineural tumor spread is a potentially devastating complication of head and neck cancer and has a high impact on the therapeutical management and overall prognosis. Imaging plays an important role in the detection of this condition, especially in view of a large number of clinically asymptomatic patients with PNS. Magnetic resonance imaging is the modality of choice in the assessment of PNS because of its multiplanar capability and its superior soft-tissue contrast. Knowledge of normal cranial nerve anatomy and the imaging appearance of perineural tumor extension is imperative in the evaluation of PNS which represents a special challenge in head and neck radiology. This article was published in Top Magn Reson Imaging and referenced in Otolaryngology: Open Access

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