Assessment of cervical lymph node metastasis for therapeutic decision-making in squamous cell carcinoma of buccal mucosa: a prospective clinical analysis

@inproceedings{Essig2012AssessmentOC,
  title={Assessment of cervical lymph node metastasis for therapeutic decision-making in squamous cell carcinoma of buccal mucosa: a prospective clinical analysis},
  author={Harald Essig and Riaz Ahmed Warraich and Gulraiz Zulfiqar and Madiha Rana and Andr{\'e} Michael Eckardt and Nils-Claudius Gellrich and Majeed Rana},
  booktitle={World journal of surgical oncology},
  year={2012}
}
BACKGROUND Cervical metastasis has a tremendous impact on the prognosis in patients with carcinomas of the head and neck and the frequency of such spread is greater than 20% for most squamous cell carcinomas. With emerging evidence, focus is shifting to conservative neck procedures aimed at achieving good shoulder function without compromising oncologic safety. The purpose of this study was to analyze the pattern of nodal metastasis in patients presenting with squamous cell carcinoma of buccal… CONTINUE READING