Clinical and Endoscopic Examination of the Head and Neck

  • Pierre R. Delaere
Part of the Medical Radiology book series (MEDRAD)


Head and neck neoplasms present with variable signs and symptoms, depending on their site of origin and extension pattern. Thorough clinical examination, aided by modern endoscopic devices, is a cornerstone of the pre- and post-therapeutic evaluation of the patient suffering head and neck cancer. This chapter reviews the possibilities, but also the limitations of the clinical examination for each of the major subsites in the head and neck region.


Nasal Cavity Parotid Gland Adenoid Cystic Carcinoma Pleomorphic Adenoma Hyoid Bone 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Otorhinolaryngology, Head and Neck SurgeryUniversity Hospitals LeuvenLeuvenBelgium

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