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Value of intraoperative ultrasonography in tonsil cancer

Jakub Pazdrowski, Pieńkowski Piotr, Magdalena Kordylewska, Anna Wegner, Paweł Golusiński, Wojciech Golusiński
DOI: 10.1016/j.rpor.2010.04.001
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Rep Pract Oncol Radiother 2010;15(3):60-63.

open access

Vol 15, No 3 (2010)
Untitled
Published online: 2010-05-01
Submitted: 2009-11-30

Abstract

Background

The exact assessment of a tonsil carcinoma's size is often difficult because of the tumour's submucosal extension and deep infiltration.

Aim

The aim of the study is to assess the usefulness of intraoperative ultrasonography in tonsil cancer.

Material

Twenty patients with carcinoma of the tonsil were included in the study (squamous cell carcinoma keratosis – 12, squamous cell carcinoma akeratosis – 6, diffuse large B cell lymphoma – 1, neoplasma malignum microcellulare – 1).

Method

Transcutaneous, endoscopic, and intraoperative ultrasonography were performed using a linear 7.5[[ce:hsp sp="0.25"/]]MHz probe.

Results

The difference in the results was statistically significant between palpation examination and intraoperative ultrasonographic examination, between transcutaneous ultrasonographic examination and intraoperative ultrasonographic examination, and between endoscopic ultrasonographic examination and intraoperative ultrasonographic examination in tonsil tumours. Generally, tumour size assessed by intraoperative ultrasonography was more advanced than those assessed by other methods.

Conclusions

Intraoperative ultrasonography is a safe, non-invasive method, which can be repeated at every stage of surgery. There were no contraindications or side effects. In all cases histological margins corresponded to sonographic margins. Intraoperative ultrasonography provides a quick and reliable orientation during resection of tonsil carcinoma.

Abstract

Background

The exact assessment of a tonsil carcinoma's size is often difficult because of the tumour's submucosal extension and deep infiltration.

Aim

The aim of the study is to assess the usefulness of intraoperative ultrasonography in tonsil cancer.

Material

Twenty patients with carcinoma of the tonsil were included in the study (squamous cell carcinoma keratosis – 12, squamous cell carcinoma akeratosis – 6, diffuse large B cell lymphoma – 1, neoplasma malignum microcellulare – 1).

Method

Transcutaneous, endoscopic, and intraoperative ultrasonography were performed using a linear 7.5[[ce:hsp sp="0.25"/]]MHz probe.

Results

The difference in the results was statistically significant between palpation examination and intraoperative ultrasonographic examination, between transcutaneous ultrasonographic examination and intraoperative ultrasonographic examination, and between endoscopic ultrasonographic examination and intraoperative ultrasonographic examination in tonsil tumours. Generally, tumour size assessed by intraoperative ultrasonography was more advanced than those assessed by other methods.

Conclusions

Intraoperative ultrasonography is a safe, non-invasive method, which can be repeated at every stage of surgery. There were no contraindications or side effects. In all cases histological margins corresponded to sonographic margins. Intraoperative ultrasonography provides a quick and reliable orientation during resection of tonsil carcinoma.

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Keywords

Tonsil carcinoma; Intraoperative ultrasonography (USG)

About this article
Title

Value of intraoperative ultrasonography in tonsil cancer

Journal

Reports of Practical Oncology and Radiotherapy

Issue

Vol 15, No 3 (2010)

Pages

60-63

Published online

2010-05-01

DOI

10.1016/j.rpor.2010.04.001

Bibliographic record

Rep Pract Oncol Radiother 2010;15(3):60-63.

Keywords

Tonsil carcinoma
Intraoperative ultrasonography (USG)

Authors

Jakub Pazdrowski
Pieńkowski Piotr
Magdalena Kordylewska
Anna Wegner
Paweł Golusiński
Wojciech Golusiński

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