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Title: Prognostic value of regional metastasis in squamous cell carcinoma of the tongue and floor of mouth
Other Titles: Valor prognóstico da metástase regional no carcinoma epidermoide de língua e soalho bucal
Authors: Amar, Ali [UNIFESP]
Rapoport, Abrao
Curioni, Otavio Alberto
Dedivitis, Rogerio Aparecido
Cernea, Claudio Roberto
Brandao, Lenine Garcia
Universidade Federal de São Paulo (UNIFESP)
Heliopolis Hosp
Universidade de São Paulo (USP)
Sao Jose Hosp
UNILUS
Keywords: carcinoma, squamous cell
lymphatic metastasis
mouth neoplasms
Issue Date: 1-Nov-2013
Publisher: Assoc Brasileira Otorrinolaringologia & Cirurgia Cervicofacial
Citation: Brazilian Journal of Otorhinolaryngology. São Paulo: Assoc Brasileira Otorrinolaringologia & Cirurgia Cervicofacial, v. 79, n. 6, p. 734-737, 2013.
Abstract: The presence of metastatic nodes is a survival-limiting factor for patients with mouth tumors.Objective: To evaluate the causes of treatment failure in carcinomas of the tongue and floor of the mouth due to staging.Method: This study included 365 patients with squamous cell carcinoma of the mouth treated from 1978 to 2007; 48 were staged as T1, 156 as T2, 98 as T3, and 63 as T4, of which 193 were pNo and 172 pN+.Results: Among the pN+ cases, 17/46 (36.9%) of the patients not treated with radiation therapy had relapsing tumors, against 46/126 (36.5 %) of the patients who underwent radiation therapy. Success rates in the group of subjects submitted to salvage procedures were 16/51 (31.3%) for pN0 patients and 3/77 (3.9%) for pN+ patients.Conclusion: Salvage procedure success and survival rates are lower for pN+ patients; pN+ individuals also have more relapsing local disease.
URI: http://repositorio.unifesp.br/handle/11600/36923
ISSN: 1808-8694
Other Identifiers: http://dx.doi.org/10.5935/1808-8694.20130134
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