About The Book

Otolaryngologists-head and neck surgeons, plastic/reconstructive and oral/maxillofacial surgeons, radiation and medical oncologists, and other clinicians interested in caring for patients with tumors of the head and neck will find this text to be a concise resource providing critical and useful information for the systematic and efficient evaluation, diagnosis, and comprehensive treatment planning and monitoring therapy for patients with malignant head and neck tumors. Bringing together experts in the management of patients with malignant tumors of the upper aerodigestive tract, students and residents will find this text an excellent reference for preparing to care for these challenging and fascinating patients.

About The Author

Dr. Petruzzelli received a Bachelor of Science degree with honors in Biological Sciences from St. Louis University in 1981. For the next six years he attended Rush Medical College in Chicago earning both an MD and PhD. In 1988, following an internship in General Surgery, Petruzzelli began training in the Department of Otolaryngology at the University of Pittsburgh. In 1992 he was awarded a Fellowship in Advanced Head and Neck Oncology and Cranial Base Surgery by the American Cancer Society and the Joint Council for Approval of Advanced Training in Head and Neck Oncologic Surgery. In 1993 Petruzzelli joined the Loyola University Medical Center faculty in the Department of Otolaryngology – Head & Neck Surgery as an Assistant Professor. In 1996 he was appointed as the Program Director for Head and Neck Oncology at Loyola’s Cardinal Bernardin Cancer Center and in 2000 was promoted to the rank of Full Professor in the Departments of Otolaryngology and Surgery. He received an MBA in Health Care from Benedictine University in 2001. In August 2001 Petruzzelli became Acting Director of the Cardinal Bernardin Cancer Center and in 2002 became Chairman of the Department of Otolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery at the Loyola University Medical Center.

In December 2006 Dr. Petruzzelli returned to the Rush University Medical Center as the Chief of the Section of Head, Neck and Skull Base Surgery and the Director of the Rush Head and Neck Tumor Clinic.

His main clinical interests are head, neck, and skull base tumor surgery, combined modality treatments for head and neck cancer, reconstruction following major head and neck surgical procedures, and surgery of thyroid tumors. Petruzzelli has collaborated with basic sciences colleagues in the areas of head and neck tumor angiogenesis, tumor induced immuno-suppression, mediators of invasion and metastasis, and cytokine production. Petruzzelli has contributed extensively to the scientific and clinical literature on various aspects of head and neck cancer treatment and research topics. He is Board Certified in Otolaryngology, a Fellow of the American College of Surgeons and a Diplomat of the American Board of Otolaryngology. He is also a member of many academic and subspecialty societies including the American Head and Neck and North American Skull Base Societies. Petruzzelli is on the editorial boards of the following journals: Head and NeckThe American Journal of OtolaryngologyORL-Journal of Oto-Rhino-Laryngology, and Laryngoscope.

Table of Contents

  • Preface
  1. The Complete Head and Neck Examination
    Joseph Scianna and Guy J. Petruzzelli
  2. Preoperative Medical Evaluation of the Patient with Head and Neck Cancer
    Robert Schiff
  3. Radiographic Examination of the Head and Neck in Head and Neck Cancer
    Lee Zimmer and Gail Santucci
  4. Principles of Head and Neck Pathology
    Diane Kowalski
  5. Basic Principles of Radiation Therapy in Head and Neck Cancers
    Emami Bahman
  6. Principles of Chemotherapy in Head and Neck Oncology
    Joseph Clark and Cheryl Czerlanis
  7. Pre-Treatment and Post-Treatment Dental Considerations in Head and Neck Oncology
    Zafrulla Khan and Allan Farman>
  8. Anethesia Consideration in Head and Neck Surgery
    Steven Edelstein and Timothy Hughes
  9. Medical Malpractice and Head and Neck Cancer
    William Lydiatt, Daniel Lydiatt, and Ryan Sewell
  10. Skin Cancer of the Head and Neck
    Randal S. Weber and Brian Moore
  11. Nasopharyngeal Carcinoma
    Sheng-Po Hao and Ngan-Ming Tsang
  12. Malignancies of the Nasal Cavity, Paranasal Sinuses and Orbit
    Ehab Hanna and Michael Kupferman
  13. Cranial Base Malignancy
    William J. Benedict, Jr., Thomas C. Origitano, Douglas E. Anderson, John P. Leonetti, and Guy J. Petruzzelli
  14. Oral Cavity Cancer
    Larry Myers and Brent Miles
  15. Malignant Neoplasms of the Oropharynx
    Guy J. Petruzzelli
  16. Early Cancer of the Larynx
    Ralph Tufano, Edward Stafford, and Tarik Farrag
  17. Management of Advanced Laryngeal Cancer
    Robert Ferris and Umamaheswar Duvvuri
  18. Hypopharyngeal Cancer
    Amit Agrawal and Joshua Waltonen
  19. Management of Cervical Lymph Node Metastases
    Steven Wang, Vivek Gurudutt, and David Eisele
  20. Cancer of the Unknown Primary Site
    Guy J. Petruzzelli
  21. Salivary Gland
    Kevin Emerick and Daniel Deschler
  22. Diagnosis and Management of Head and Neck Endocrine Malignancies
    Theodoros N. Teknos and Jeffrey Moyer
  23. Malignant Neoplasms of the Temporal Bone
    Sam Marzo, John P. Leonetti, and Guy J. Petruzzelli
  24. Management of Malignant Head and Neck Tumors in Children
    John Maddalozzo, Amy Anstead, and James Schroeder
  25. Head and Neck Lymphomas and Lymphoreticular Neoplasms
    Andrew Urquhart
  26. Surgery Following Radiation or Chemoradiation
    Kerstin Stentson
  27. Prosthetic and Implant Reconstruction of Treatment Related Defects in the Head and Neck
    John Beumer and Eleni Roumanas
  28. Reconstruction of the Head and Neck
    Brian Burkey and Jason Hunt
  29. Rehabilitation of Swallowing and Speech
    Donna Lundy, Paula Sullivan, and Michelle Bernstein
  30. Interpreting and Reporting Results of Head and Neck Cancer Treatment
    Kristin Pytynia


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