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Eur Arch Otorhinolaryngol ; 278(12): 4951-4954, 2021 Dec.
Artigo em Inglês | MEDLINE | ID: mdl-33689020


INTRODUCTION: One-stop neck lump clinics (OSNLC) are gaining popularity worldwide especially in the UK hospitals following NICE recommendation. The main aim of this speciality clinic is a quick diagnosis and early management while simultaneously improving patient experience. OBJECTIVES: To analyse and compare the efficacy of OSNLC and general ENT/Head and neck clinic with specifics to a number of appointments required for formulating management plan and a number of 'one stop' visits. DESIGN: Retrospective observational study SETTING: Regional Head and Neck Cancer Center (Secondary care hospital) PARTICIPANTS: Patients referred by General practitioner with symptoms of a neck lump MAIN OUTCOME MEASURES: Patients seen in general ENT/Head and neck and OSNLC in 2 phases to understand the difference in a number of appointments, one-stop visits, the requirement of Ultrasound and efficiency of Fine needle aspiration. RESULTS AND CONCLUSIONS: Improved efficacy of OSNLC was noted as patients seen in the clinic required a lesser number of appointments, reached a faster diagnosis and management plan when compared to patients seen in general ENT clinic.

Neoplasias de Cabeça e Pescoço , Pescoço , Instituições de Assistência Ambulatorial , Biópsia por Agulha Fina , Neoplasias de Cabeça e Pescoço/diagnóstico , Neoplasias de Cabeça e Pescoço/terapia , Humanos , Pescoço/diagnóstico por imagem , Estudos Retrospectivos , Ultrassonografia