Metastatic Neck Node - A Study of 60 Cases
Objectives: To find out the incidence, distribution, level and staging of cervical nodal metastasis.
Methods: This is a retrospective study carried out in the Department of Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery, BSMMU and Dhaka Medical College Hospital, Dhaka, from January 2005 to December 2005. Total 60 cases were studied. The diagnosis was made by detailed history, clinical examination, investigation. Analyzed data presented by various tables, graphs and figures.
Results: In this study primary lesion was identified in 88.33% cases and undetected cases were 11.7%, 81.13% were squamous lining and 18.87% non-squamous. Highest frequency of metastatic node was found with carcinoma larynx (36.66%). Male and age of 41-50 years was had highest incidence. About 43.33% had dysphagia, 38.33% had hoarseness of voice, 13.33% respiratory distress, 8.33% strider and 8.33% had referred otalgia. The disease was unilateral 81.67%, 63.33% multiple node involvement, highest involvement in level II & III and stage N2 larynx was commonest site of involvement.
Bangladesh J Otorhinolaryngol; April 2015; 21(1): 17-22
Manuscripts submitted for publication in the Bangladesh Journal of Otorhinolaryngology must not have been previously submitted or published. Accepted papers become the permanent property of the Bangladesh Journal of Otorhinolaryngology. By submitting a manuscript, the authors(s) agree that copyrights for their articles are automatically transferred to Bangladesh Journal of Otorhinolaryngology, if and when the articles are accepted for publication.
The use, in this journal, of registered trade names, trade marks, etc. without special acknowledgement does not imply that such names, as defined by the relevant protection laws, be regarded as unprotected, and, thus, free for general use.
Authors who publish with this journal agree to the following terms:
Authors retain copyright and grant the journal right of first publication with the work simultaneously licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution License that allows others to share the work with an acknowledgement of the work's authorship and initial publication in this journal.
Authors are able to enter into separate, additional contractual arrangements for the non-exclusive distribution of the journal's published version of the work (e.g., post it to an institutional repository or publish it in a book), with an acknowledgement of its initial publication in this journal.
Authors are permitted and encouraged to post their work online (e.g., in institutional repositories or on their website) prior to and during the submission process, as it can lead to productive exchanges, as well as earlier and greater citation of published work (See The Effect of Open Access).