Initial Staging of Squamous Cell Carcinoma of the Oral Cavity, Larynx and Pharynx (Excluding Nasopharynx). Part I: Locoregional Extension Assessment: 2012 SFORL Guidelines

Eur Ann Otorhinolaryngol Head Neck Dis. 2013 Feb;130(1):39-45. doi: 10.1016/j.anorl.2012.09.004. Epub 2013 Jan 21.

Abstract

Objectives: To set out good practice guidelines for locoregional extension assessment of squamous cell carcinoma of the head and neck (excluding nasopharynx, nasal cavities and sinuses).

Materials and methods: A critical multidisciplinary review of the literature on locoregional extension assessment of squamous cell carcinoma of the head and neck was conducted, applying levels of evidence in line with the French health authority's (HAS) literature analysis guide of January 2000.

Conclusion: Based on the levels of evidence of the selected articles and on work-group consensus, graded guidelines are set out for clinical, endoscopic and imaging locoregional extension assessment of head and neck cancer.

Publication types

  • Consensus Development Conference
  • Practice Guideline

MeSH terms

  • Carcinoma, Squamous Cell / pathology*
  • Cooperative Behavior
  • Disease Progression
  • Endoscopy
  • Evidence-Based Medicine
  • France
  • Humans
  • Interdisciplinary Communication
  • Laryngeal Neoplasms / pathology*
  • Lymphatic Metastasis / pathology
  • Magnetic Resonance Imaging
  • Microscopy, Confocal
  • Mouth Neoplasms / pathology*
  • Multidetector Computed Tomography
  • Narrow Band Imaging
  • Neoplasm Invasiveness
  • Neoplasm Staging
  • Neoplasms, Multiple Primary / pathology
  • Pharyngeal Neoplasms / pathology*
  • Prognosis