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HPV positive tonsillar cancer in two laser surgeons: case reports

Overview of attention for article published in Journal of Otolaryngology -- Head & Neck Surgery, January 2013
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  • In the top 25% of all research outputs scored by Altmetric
  • One of the highest-scoring outputs from this source (#9 of 280)
  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age (90th percentile)
  • High Attention Score compared to outputs of the same age and source (96th percentile)

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4 tweeters
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1 video uploader

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Title
HPV positive tonsillar cancer in two laser surgeons: case reports
Published in
Journal of Otolaryngology -- Head & Neck Surgery, January 2013
DOI 10.1186/1916-0216-42-54
Pubmed ID
Authors

Margo Rioux, Andrea Garland, Duncan Webster, Edward Reardon

Abstract

A 53 year-old male gynecologist presented with human papillomavirus (HPV) 16 positive tonsillar squamous cell carcinoma. He had no identifiable risk factors with the exception of long term occupational exposure to laser plumes, having performed laser ablations and loop electrosurgical excision procedures (LEEP) on greater than 3000 dysplastic cervical and vulvar lesions over 20 years of practice. The second patient is a 62 year old male gynecologist with a 30 year history of laser ablation and LEEP who subsequently developed HPV 16 positive base of tongue cancer. He also had very few other risk factors for oropharyngeal cancer or HPV infection. HPV is a probable causative agent for oropharyngeal squamous cell carcinoma and has been reported as being transmittable through laser plume. This paper suggests that HPV transmitted through laser plume can result in subsequent squamous cell carcinoma.

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Geographical breakdown

Country Count As %
Netherlands 1 3%
Unknown 36 97%

Demographic breakdown

Readers by professional status Count As %
Student > Master 14 38%
Researcher 4 11%
Student > Ph. D. Student 4 11%
Student > Doctoral Student 3 8%
Student > Bachelor 2 5%
Other 7 19%
Unknown 3 8%
Readers by discipline Count As %
Medicine and Dentistry 16 43%
Nursing and Health Professions 5 14%
Agricultural and Biological Sciences 3 8%
Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology 2 5%
Psychology 1 3%
Other 4 11%
Unknown 6 16%

Attention Score in Context

This research output has an Altmetric Attention Score of 13. This is our high-level measure of the quality and quantity of online attention that it has received. This Attention Score, as well as the ranking and number of research outputs shown below, was calculated when the research output was last mentioned on 27 October 2018.
All research outputs
#1,244,831
of 13,941,162 outputs
Outputs from Journal of Otolaryngology -- Head & Neck Surgery
#9
of 280 outputs
Outputs of similar age
#23,185
of 252,353 outputs
Outputs of similar age from Journal of Otolaryngology -- Head & Neck Surgery
#1
of 28 outputs
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