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By Frederick L. Greene M.D., Carolyn C. Compton M.D., PH.D., April G. Fritz C.T.R., R.H.I.T., Jatin P. Shah M.D., David P. Winchester M.D. (eds.)

The AJCC melanoma Staging Atlas comprises black-and-white illustrations, created solely for the ebook, depicting the anatomic quantity of affliction for tumor (T), nearby lymph node (N), and far-off metastasis (M). the pictures offer thorough anatomic depictions to elucidate severe constructions and make allowance the reader to immediately visualize the revolutionary quantity of malignant disorder. a variety of labels establish very important anatomic structures.
NOTE: The AJCC melanoma Staging Atlas relies at the sixth version staging schemas and plenty of pictures would possibly not mirror the present seventh variation staging system.

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The inferior limits are made up of the plane passing through the inferior edge of the cricoid cartilage. 2). The supraglottis is composed of the epiglottis (both its lingual and laryngeal aspects), aryepglottic folds (laryngeal aspects), arytenoids, and the ventricular bands (false cords). The epiglottis is divided for staging purposes into suprahyoid and infrahyoid portions by a plane at the level of the hyoid bone. The inferior boundary of the supraglottis is a horizontal plane passing through the lateral margin of the ventricle at its junction with the superior surface of the vocal cord.

Ethmoid sinus cancers are less prone to regional lymphatic spread. When only one side of the neck is involved, it should be considered ipsilateral. Bilateral spread may occur with advanced primary cancer, particularly with spread of the primary beyond the midline. In clinical evaluation, the physical size of the nodal mass should be measured. Most masses over 3 cm in diameter are not single nodes but, rather, are confluent nodes or tumor in soft tissues of the neck. There are three categories of clinically positive nodes: N1, N2, and N3.

There are three categories of clinically positive nodes: N1, N2, and N3. Midline nodes are considered ipsilateral nodes. In addition to the components to describe the N category, regional lymph nodes should also be described according to the level of the neck that is involved. Pathologic examination is necessary for documentation of such disease 54 American Joint Committee on Cancer • 2006 extent. Imaging studies showing amorphous spiculated margins of involved nodes or involvement of internodal fat resulting in loss of normal oval-to-round nodal shape strongly suggest extracapsular (extranodal) tumor spread; however, pathologic examination is necessary for documentation of such disease extent.

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