European Archives of Oto-Rhino-Laryngology

, Volume 270, Issue 7, pp 1981–1989

Follow-up strategies in head and neck cancer other than upper aerodigestive tract squamous cell carcinoma

  • Antoine Digonnet
  • Marc Hamoir
  • Guy Andry
  • Vincent Vander Poorten
  • Missak HaigentzJr.
  • Johannes A. Langendijk
  • Remco de Bree
  • Michael L. Hinni
  • William M. Mendenhall
  • Vinidh Paleri
  • Alessandra Rinaldo
  • Jochen A. Werner
  • Robert P. Takes
  • Alfio Ferlito
Review Article

DOI: 10.1007/s00405-012-2220-3

Cite this article as:
Digonnet, A., Hamoir, M., Andry, G. et al. Eur Arch Otorhinolaryngol (2013) 270: 1981. doi:10.1007/s00405-012-2220-3

Abstract

Post-therapy follow-up for patients with head and neck cancer other than upper aerodigestive tract squamous cell carcinoma should meet several objectives: to detect both local, regional or distant recurrences, to evaluate acute and long-term treatment-related side effects, to guide the rehabilitation process, and to provide psychosocial support when needed. To our knowledge, there are no published reports in the literature dedicated to the follow-up of patients with these tumours. A comprehensive literature search for post-treatment follow-up strategies spanning from 1980 to 2012 was performed on several databases. This review focuses on malignant salivary gland tumors, soft tissue sarcomas, cutaneous squamous cell carcinomas, and sinonasal adenocarcinomas. Given the varying biological behavior and treatment-related factors and based on the literature, different recommendations are made on the follow-up of patients with the above-mentioned tumors.

Keywords

Head and neckUpper aerodigestive tract cancerFollow-upSurveillance

Copyright information

© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 2012

Authors and Affiliations

  • Antoine Digonnet
    • 1
  • Marc Hamoir
    • 2
  • Guy Andry
    • 1
  • Vincent Vander Poorten
    • 3
  • Missak HaigentzJr.
    • 4
  • Johannes A. Langendijk
    • 5
  • Remco de Bree
    • 6
  • Michael L. Hinni
    • 7
  • William M. Mendenhall
    • 8
  • Vinidh Paleri
    • 9
  • Alessandra Rinaldo
    • 10
  • Jochen A. Werner
    • 11
  • Robert P. Takes
    • 12
  • Alfio Ferlito
    • 10
  1. 1.Department of Head and Neck and Thoracic SurgeryInstitute Jules BordetBrusselsBelgium
  2. 2.Department of Head and Neck SurgerySt. Luc University Hospital and Cancer CenterBrusselsBelgium
  3. 3.Department of Otorhinolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery and Leuven Cancer InstituteUniversity Hospitals LeuvenLeuvenBelgium
  4. 4.Department of Medicine, Division of Oncology, Albert Einstein College of MedicineMontefiore Medical CenterBronxUSA
  5. 5.Department of Radiation Oncology, University Medical Center GroningenUniversity of GroningenGroningenThe Netherlands
  6. 6.Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck SurgeryVU University Medical CenterAmsterdamThe Netherlands
  7. 7.Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, Mayo ClinicPhoenixUSA
  8. 8.Department of Radiation OncologyUniversity of FloridaGainesvilleUSA
  9. 9.Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck SurgeryNewcastle upon Tyne Foundation Hospitals NHS TrustNewcastle upon TyneUK
  10. 10.ENT ClinicUniversity of UdineUdineItaly
  11. 11.Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck SurgeryPhilipp UniversityMarburgGermany
  12. 12.Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck SurgeryRadboud University Nijmegen Medical CenterNijmegenThe Netherlands