Double-bladed scalpel: A new option for harvesting margins in head and neck cancers

Double-bladed scalpel: A new option for harvesting margins in head and neck cancers

Autor Cernea, C. R. Google Scholar
Velasco, O. Google Scholar
Gomes, MQT Google Scholar
Vellutini, E. Google Scholar
Hojaij, F. C. Google Scholar
Carlucci, D. de Google Scholar
Nishio, S. Google Scholar
Morais-Besteiro, J. Google Scholar
Ishida, L. C. Google Scholar
Ferraz, A. R. Google Scholar
Instituição Universidade de São Paulo (USP)
Universidade Federal de São Paulo (UNIFESP)
Resumo Background: in advanced head and neck tumors margins are very rarely comprehensively checked by frozen sections. the goal of this study was to analyze a new proposal for harvesting margins using a double- bladed scalpel. Methods: Thirty-eight patients underwent a comprehensive resection of advanced head and neck tumors with a double- bladed scalpel. Margins were mapped and checked by frozen sections, while tumor resection continued. When positive margins were identified, they were excised again, and checked by frozen sections. Results: Thirty-three patients (87%) had clear skin and soft tissue margins at frozen sections. Five patients (13%) had focal skin and soft tissue-positive margins at frozen sections, which were re-excised. Two patients (5%) had skin and soft tissue-positive margins only at permanent sections. One was reoperated and 1 received radiation therapy. the 3-year local control rate was 58%. Conclusions: in this preliminary study, the double- bladed scalpel appeared to be an interesting option for complete intraoperative evaluation of surgical margins of advanced head and neck tumors. Copyright (c) 2006 S. Karger AG, Basel.
Palavra-chave head and neck cancer
surgical margins
frozen section
squamos cell carcinoma
basal cell carcinoma
Idioma Inglês
Data de publicação 2006-01-01
Publicado em Orl-Journal for Oto-rhino-laryngology and Its Related Specialties. Basel: Karger, v. 68, n. 2, p. 83-87, 2006.
ISSN 0301-1569 (Sherpa/Romeo, fator de impacto)
Publicador Karger
Extensão 83-87
Direito de acesso Acesso restrito
Tipo Artigo
Web of Science WOS:000235580200006
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