Head Neck Oncology

The department offers a comprehensive setup for diagnosis and treatment of early and advanced Head and Neck Pathologies.

Head and neck cancer is the most common cancer. in india (asian pac j cancer prev 2010,11:1045-9).

In india, Approximately 30-40% of all cancer cases are oral cancers, which are much higher as compared to western world. (India, asian pac J cancer prev - 2001; 2:215-24)

As estimated by WHO, 90% of oral cancer cases among indian men are attributable to tobacco consumption (Bull world Health organ 1984;62:817-30)

Tabacco related cancers accounted for 40%-45% of all cancers in men and 15%-20% of all cancers in women in chennai and dindigal.(Cancer Epidemiol 2009;33;325-31)

Oral cancer incidence in Chennai is failing among women but rising among men, with no let-up in the number of cases predicted for both sexes. This may be related to the new wave of increased tobacco use in urban areas of india and the high prevalence of the use of smokeless tobacco among younger adult men than women.(Lancet2006;367;589-94)

The tabocco related cancer in india for male are estimated to go up from 190,244 in the year 2010 to 225,241 in the year 2020, Similarly, the female cases will go up from 75,289 in the year 2010 to 93,563 in the year 2020.(Asian PacJ Cancer prev:2010; 11(4): 1045-9)

In one study amongst 450 newly registered patients, 77(17%) were previously treated with curative intent and 69(89%) of them were inappropriately treated. Amongst 56 patients available for outcome review, 18(32%) patients were alive disease.(Indian J cancer 2012;49:6-10). This study emphasizes early detection and right treatment planning to increase the chance of disease free survival of patient.

Surgeries performed

  • Mandibulectomy / Composite resection
  • Marginal Mandibulectomy
  • Glossectomy
  • Voice Conservative Larynal Surgery
  • Total Laryngectomy
  • Pharyngectomy
  • Maxillectomy
  • Parapharyngeal tumour excision
  • Orbital tumour Excision
  • Thyroidectomy
  • Parathyroidectomy
  • Tracheal resection and anastomosis
  • Neck dissection
  • Subtotal petrosectomy
  • Lateral temporal bone resection
  • Subtotal temporal bone resection
  • Trans - Otic approach for petrous bone cholesteatoma
  • Infratemporal fossa approaches A,B,C

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