Since December 2018, the European Society of Head and Neck Radiology has been organising monthly online webinars featuring specialists from all over the world.
The topics of these webinars are designed for radiologists and residents in radiology with an interest in head and neck imaging and focus on in-depth knowledge of the pertinent anatomy, pathology, clinical-radiologic and imaging-related issues in the field of head and neck and maxillo-facial radiology. The learning objectives are oriented on the Head and Neck chapters of the European Training Curriculum for Radiology.
Every month (exception August) there is one webinar organized free of charge for ESHNR members. Non-members can also attend three webinars free of charge. The duration of each webinar is approximately 60 minutes including the presentation and a short Q&A session at the end.
ASHNR-ESHNR Joint Webinars
Starting with September 2020 ESHNR is proud to be joining forces with ASHNR in organising a monthly joint webinar series called “Two Heads and Necks are Better Than One“. The webinars take place every month (exception December and August) are free of charge for both ESHNR members and non-member.
This webinar series aims to do a systematic review of head and neck imaging over a period of a few years. With two speakers (1 from ASHNR, 1 from ESHNR) and two moderators (1 from ASHNR, 1 from ESHNR) the joint webinars are divided into 3 sections: anatomy, pathology, and cases. The opportunity to ask questions follows each one of the sections.
Jan. 19, 2021, 18:00 CET
Deborah Shatzkes , New York/US
Review of head & neck vascular lesions
1. To clarify the biologic basis driving our modern understanding of vascular lesions
2. To review the currently accepted classification scheme for vascular tumors and malformations
3. To describe the imaging characteristics of commonly encountered vasoformative lesions in the head and neck
4. To highlight the importance of utilizing correct nomenclature when discussing vascular lesions
“Nomenclature has been the major obstacle to our understanding and management of vascular anomalies.” These words were written by John Mulliken over 30 years after publishing his seminal paper on the biologic basis of vascular anomalies in 1982. The intervening decades have brought tremendous progress in classification, diagnosis and therapy of this diverse group of lesions. Still, much confusion exists in the medical community, in no small part because of inaccurate and inconsistent use of nomenclature both in the literature and in clinical practice.
A prime example is the widespread continued use of the term “hemangioma” to refer to any vascular lesion, with little regard to actual histologic composition. Lesions inaccurately called “hemangioma” occur throughout the head and neck, including “cavernous hemangioma” described in the orbit and parapharyngeal space, and “ossifying hemangioma” of the facial nerve and facial skeleton. The majority of lesions incorrectly termed “hemangioma” represent venous malformations, including those listed above (3). Unfortunately, any attempt to interrogate the literature regarding these entities will yield a mixed bag of terminology that limits our ability to effectively utilize the body of published data on the topic. Following a PubMed search, Hassanein and colleagues reviewed the literature where the word “hemangioma” appeared in the title or abstract, and found it incorrectly used about 70% of the time. Most concerning was the fact that patients whose lesions were mislabeled were considerably more likely to receive inappropriate treatment (20%) than those in whom the lesion was correctly classified (0%).
The multidisciplinary International Society for the Study of Vascular Anomalies (ISSVA) was formed in 1992 to promote research in the field of vascular anomalies and to create a uniform nomenclature that would facilitate research and clinical practice. ISSVA created a comprehensive classification scheme based on Mulliken’s work on the biologic basis of disease, updated most recently in 2018 and available at issva.org/classification. The ISSVA classification and its associated nomenclature are widely accepted as the gold standard by the numerous medical specialties involved in clinical care and research related to vascular anomalies.
1. ISSVA Classification of Vascular Anomalies ©2014 International Society for the Study of Vascular Anomalies Available at “issva.org/classification”
2. Mulliken JB. Classification of Vascular Anomalies. In Mulliken JB, Burrow PE, Fishman SJ, eds. Mulliken & Young’s Vascular Anomalies Hemangiomas and Malformations, 2nd Oxford University Press; 2013:22.
3. Hassanein AH, Mulliken JB, Fishman SJ, Greene AK. Evaluation of terminology for vascular anomalies in current literature. Plast Reconstr Surg. 2011;127(1):347–351
ASHNR-ESHNR JOINT WEBINAR
Jan. 26, 2021, 09:00 PDT/12:00 EDT/18:00 CET
Nasopharynx (Anatomy): Prof. Bernhard Schuknecht
Nasopharynx (Rad-Path): Dr. Claudia Kirsch
ESHNR members have access to all recorded webinars here.
December 15, 2020
Bernhard Schuknecht, Zurich/CH
November 10, 2020
Steve Colley, Birmingham/UK
October 13, 2020
Ashok Srinivasan, Ann Arbor/US
September 15, 2020
Jan Casselman, Bruges/BE
July 7, 2020
Nicholas Drage, Cardiff/UK PDF_Radiopacities of the jaws – made clear
June 9, 2020
Jennifer Gillespie, Brisbane/AU PDF_Imaging of the post-treatment neck
May 19, 2020
Burce Özgen Mocan, Chicago/US PDF_Inflammatory and granulomatous lesions of the orbit
April 21, 2020
Roberto Maroldi, Brescia/IT PDF_Key imaging information in salivary gland lesions
March 17, 2020
Gitta Madani, London/UK PDF_Inflammatory conditions of salivary glands and their mimics
February 4, 2020
Davide Farina, Brescia/IT PDF_Imaging of paranasal sinus cancer
January 14, 2020
Christine Glastonbury, San Francisco/US PDF_Trigeminal neuralgia and neuropathy
December 10, 2019
Berit Verbist, Leiden/NL PDF_ Congenital lesions of the temporal bone made easy
November 12, 2019
Bert de Foer, Antwerp/BE PDF_ State of the art imaging of cholesteatoma
October 15, 2019
Julia Frühwald-Pallamar, St. Pölten/AT PDF_ Spaces of the head and neck
September 23, 2019
Richard Wiggins, Utah/USA PDF_ Imaging of the facial nerve
June 11, 2019
Timothy Beale, London/UK PDF_Incidental findings in the head and neck
May 21, 2019:
Laura Oleaga, Barcelona/ES PDF_ Imaging of the skull base
April 2, 2019:
Martin Mack, Munich/DE PDF_An introduction to imaging of skull base lesions
March 12, 2019:
Gerlig Widmann, Innsbruck/AT PDF_ Imaging of cochlear implants What the radiologist needs to know
February 5, 2019:
Steven Connor, London/UK PDF_Imaging of maxillofacial, orbital and skull base trauma
January 8, 2019:
Heidi Eggesbø, Oslo/NO PDF_Paranasal sinus anatomy and inflammatory patterns
December 4, 2018:
Soraya Robinson, Vienna/AT PDF_An introduction to imaging of orbital pathology