Radiologic assessment of retropharyngeal node involvement in oropharyngeal carcinomas stratified by HPV status. Radiotherapy and oncology Tang, C., Komakula, S., Chan, C., Murphy, J. D., Jiang, W., Kong, C., Lee-Enriquez, N., Jensen, K. C., Fischbein, N. J., Le, Q. 2013; 109 (2): 293-296


Radiation of retropharyngeal nodes (RPN) results in increased toxicities. This study assessed characteristics associated with RPN involvement in 165 oropharynx cancer patients. Factors associated with involvement were stage N2c-3 disease and stage N2b disease with either advanced T-stage, ?3 involved cervical LN, and ?1 involved contralateral LN, or lateral/posterior subsites.

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