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Advances in Otolaryngology
Volume 2015, Article ID 703450, 4 pages
Review Article

Follow-Up in Head and Neck Cancer: A Management Dilemma

1Department of Radiotherapy, Policlinico Umberto I, “Sapienza” University of Rome, Viale Regina Elena 326, 00161 Rome, Italy
2Spencer-Lorillard Foundation, Viale Regina Elena 262, Rome, Italy

Received 18 October 2014; Revised 14 December 2014; Accepted 28 December 2014

Academic Editor: Tino Just

Copyright © 2015 Francesca De Felice et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.


Follow-up program in squamous cell carcinoma of head and neck district is crucial to detect locoregional recurrence and second primary tumors and to manage treatment toxicities. The choice of the appropriate frequency of visits and imaging modality can be troublesome. Details of timing surveillance and type of diagnostic procedure are still not well defined. This review highlights the problem from a clinician’s point of view.