We have just completed the second annual St Vincent’s Head and Neck Dissection course. In Australia, Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery trainees must complete
In a setting such as Sydney Hospital it is impossible not to reflect on the history of hospitals and surgery in Australia from the commencement
Surgeons and oncologists who work in Head and Neck Cancer Multidisciplinary Teams (MDTs) are qualified to screen patients for head and neck cancers. The process
Meeting the needs of head and neck cancer patients Head and neck cancer treatment is difficult, complex and overwhelming for patients and carers. By adding
Richard is delighted to announce that Dr Brett Leavers is joining his practice.
Most patients with human papillomavirus (HPV) related oropharyngeal squamous cell carcinoma (HPV +ve OPSCC) will present with a neck lump.
St Vincent’s treats more head and neck cancer patients than any other campus in NSW
The alternative treatment I offer to appropriate patients with idiopathic subglottic stenosis is open surgery. Cricotracheal resection, tracheal resection, and laryngotracheoplasty are procedures which remove the narrowed part of the lower larynx and upper trachea called the subglottis. The larynx and trachea are then sewn back together. This surgery offers a longer term solution because it removes the part of the narrowed section of the trachea. I will expand on treatment options including cricotracheal and tracheal resection in another blog post.
HPV doesn’t just cause cervical cancer High income countries like Australia are facing a human papillomavirus (HPV) related cancer epidemic. It is not cervical cancer