Compartmental surgery in tongue tumours: description of a new surgical technique.

@article{Calabrese2009CompartmentalSI,
  title={Compartmental surgery in tongue tumours: description of a new surgical technique.},
  author={Luca Salvatore Calabrese and Gioacchino Giugliano and Roberto Bruschini and Mohssen Ansarin and Valeria Navach and E. Grosso and Bianca Gibelli and Angelo Ostuni and Fausto G Chiesa},
  journal={Acta otorhinolaryngologica Italica : organo ufficiale della Societa italiana di otorinolaringologia e chirurgia cervico-facciale},
  year={2009},
  volume={29 5},
  pages={259-64}
}
The aim of curative surgical oncology is to remove the primary tumour with a wide margin of normal tissue. What constitutes a sufficiently wide margin particularly in oral cancer is fundamentally unclear. The currently accepted standard is to remove the primary lesion with a 1.5-2 cm circumferential macroscopic margin. In the last ten years, anatomical considerations in the approach to primary, advanced and untreated tumours of the tongue led us to develop and improve a new surgical approach to… CONTINUE READING
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