Head and Neck Cancer/Tumor

Position Statement: Foreign Bodies of the Upper Aerodigestive Tract

Board certified members of the American Academy of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery, by virtue of their training, are qualified to manage foreign bodies of the upper aerodigestive tract in adults and children.

Position Statement: Point-of-Care Imaging in Otolaryngology

Over the past several years, point-of-care imaging has grown in response to such factors as improved patient access, the availability of prompt clinical diagnosis and treatment, and low radiation CT imaging equipment suitable for an office setting.

Position Statement: Tobacco Use and Secondhand Smoke

Smoking is the leading cause of preventable death in the world. The negative health effects of the use of tobacco products represent a global pandemic of enormous proportions.

Facial Plastics Outcome Tool: SCI

Skin Cancer Index (SCI)DescriptionAssesses quality of life in patients with nonmelanoma skin cancerTargeted AgeAdultsItems (Domains)15 (3)Estimated Completion Time> 10 minutesReliability/Validity AssessmentYes/YesLiterature1) Rhee JS, Matthews BA,

Head and Neck Surgery Outcome Tool: MDADI

 MD Anderson Dysphagia Inventory (MDADI)DescriptionSelf-administered questionnaire designed specifically for evaluating the impact of dysphagia on the QOL of patients with head and neck cancerTargeted AgeAdultsItems (Domains)20 (4)Estimated Completio

Head and Neck Surgery Outcome Tool: UW-QOL-R4

University of Washington Quality of Life Revised Version 4 (UW-QOL-R4)DescriptionProvides basic quality of life data on the physical, functional, emotional quality of life of the head and neck cancer patientTargeted AgeAdultsItems (Domains)12 (N/A)Es

Clinical Indicator: Parotidectomy

Clinical Indicators are intended to help practitioners engage in the best practices, reduce errors, and improve value received.

Position Statement: In-Office Photoangiolytic Laser Treatment of Laryngeal Pathology

Photoangiolytic laser treatment, which is typically performed in an office or ambulatory setting under local or topical anesthesia with a flexible fiberoptic laryngoscope, is an established surgical treatment that is indicated for management of laryn