Event Date/Time: Dec 02, 2004
End Date/Time: Dec 03, 2004
Since 1993 five symposia were held in the Netherlands Cancer Institute on the diagnosis and treatment of uncommon malignancies in the head and neck. The forthcoming sixth symposium is focused on the neck. Malignant tumors in the neck are relatively rare and comprehend both metastatic and primary disease. They include many histologies and differential diagnosis remains difficult. Timely recognition of the malignant state of a neck swelling is often delayed and contributes to a considerable amount of late referrals to cancer clinics. Adequate diagnosis and treatment is strongly dependant on a multidisciplinary approach with active participation of various medical specialists. This symposium brings pitfalls in the diagnostic process of neck swellings, surgical techniques and multimodality treatment to the attention of the participants. Case report discussions are included as well to implement the acquired theoretical knowledge.
The symposium is of importance for both residents and specialists working in the field of otolaryngology, maxillofacial surgery and general surgery and fellows in training for head and neck oncology and surgery. The symposium aims at an adequate information on current advances and state of the art of diagnosis and treatment of cancer of the neck.