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Descriptor English:   Head and Neck Neoplasms 
Descriptor Spanish:   Neoplasias de Cabeza y Cuello 
Descriptor Portuguese:   Neoplasias de Cabeça e Pescoço 
Synonyms English:   Cancer of Head
Cancer of Neck
Cancer of the Head
Cancer of the Head and Neck
Cancer of the Neck
Head Neoplasms
Head, Neck Neoplasms
Neoplasms, Head
Neoplasms, Head and Neck
Neoplasms, Neck
UADT Neoplasms
Neoplasm, UADT
Neoplasms, UADT
UADT Neoplasm
Neck Neoplasms
Cancer of Head and Neck
Head and Neck Cancer
Head Cancer
Neck Cancer
Neoplasms, Upper Aerodigestive Tract
Upper Aerodigestive Tract Neoplasms  
Tree Number:   C04.588.443
Definition English:   Soft tissue tumors or cancer arising from the mucosal surfaces of the LIP; oral cavity; PHARYNX; LARYNX; and cervical esophagus. Other sites included are the NOSE and PARANASAL SINUSES; SALIVARY GLANDS; THYROID GLAND and PARATHYROID GLANDS; and MELANOMA and non-melanoma skin cancers of the head and neck. (from Holland et al., Cancer Medicine, 4th ed, p1651) 
Indexing Annotation English:   soft tissue neopls only; GEN: prefer FACIAL NEOPLASMS, & other specific organ/neopl terms pertinent to the soft tissues of the head & neck; coord IM with histol type of neopl if possible; DF: HEAD NEOPLASMS or HEAD NEOPL
History Note English:   76; NECK NEOPLASMS was heading 1963-75 
Allowable Qualifiers English:  
BS blood supply BL blood
CF cerebrospinal fluid CI chemically induced
CH chemistry CL classification
CO complications CN congenital
DI diagnosis DG diagnostic imaging
DH diet therapy DT drug therapy
EC economics EM embryology
EN enzymology EP epidemiology
EH ethnology ET etiology
GE genetics HI history
IM immunology ME metabolism
MI microbiology MO mortality
NU nursing PS parasitology
PA pathology PP physiopathology
PC prevention & control PX psychology
RT radiotherapy RH rehabilitation
SC secondary SE secretion
SU surgery TH therapy
UL ultrastructure UR urine
VE veterinary VI virology
Record Number:   6409 
Unique Identifier:   D006258 

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