HEAD AND NECK-JOURNAL FOR THE SCIENCES AND SPECIALTIES OF THE HEAD AND NECK, vol.36, no.11, pp.1589-1595, 2014 (Peer-Reviewed Journal)
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HEAD AND NECK-JOURNAL FOR THE SCIENCES AND SPECIALTIES OF THE HEAD AND NECK
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unknown primary, neck dissection, radiation therapy, human papillomavirus, LYMPH-NODE METASTASES, EPSTEIN-BARR-VIRUS, POLYMERASE-CHAIN-REACTION, LOCALLY ADVANCED HEAD, PRIMARY SITE, HUMAN-PAPILLOMAVIRUS, RADIATION-THERAPY, PRIMARY TUMOR, NASOPHARYNGEAL CARCINOMA, POSTOPERATIVE RADIATION
BackgroundManagement of head and neck carcinoma from unknown primary (HNCUP) remains controversial, with neck dissection and radiotherapy (RT) or definitive RT both commonly used. The purpose of this study was to characterize HNCUP and retrospectively compare outcomes for patients treated with neck dissection+RT versus definitive RT.