Oropharyngeal Carcinoma



The oropharynx has extensive but orderly lymphatic drainage. The most common involved nodes include retropharyngeal nodes and levels 2-4.


Human Papilloma Virus Oral Cavity Oropharyngeal Carcinoma Tumor Delineation Retropharyngeal Node 
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Further Reading

  1. Ang KK, Harris J, Wheeler R et al (2010) Human papilloma virus and survival of patients with oropharyngeal cancer. N Engl J Med 363:24–35PubMedCrossRefGoogle Scholar
  2. Eisbruch A, Harris J, Garden AS et al (2010) Multi-institutional trial of accelerated hypofractionated intensity-modulated radiation therapy for early-stage oropharyngeal cancer (RTOG 00–22). Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys 76:1333–1338PubMedCrossRefGoogle Scholar
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  4. Sanguineti G, Califano J, Stafford E et al (2009) Defining the risk of involvement for each neck nodal level in patients with early T-stage node-positive oropharyngeal carcinoma. Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys 74:1356–1364PubMedCrossRefGoogle Scholar
  5. Setton J, Caria N, Romanyshyn J et al (2012) Intensity-modulated radiotherapy in the treatment of oropharyngeal cancer: an update of the Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center experience. Int J Radiat Oncol Biol Phys 82:291–298PubMedCrossRefGoogle Scholar

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Authors and Affiliations

  • Ian Poon
    • 1
  • Nadeem Riaz
    • 2
  • Kenneth Hu
    • 3
  • Nancy Y. Lee
    • 2
  1. 1.Sunnybrook Odette Cancer CenterUniversity of TorontoOntarioCanada
  2. 2.Department of Radiation OncologyMemorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer CenterNew YorkUSA
  3. 3.Beth Israel medical CenterAlbert Einstein College of MedicineNew YorkUSA

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