Compartmental tongue surgery: Long term oncologic results in the treatment of tongue cancer.

@article{Calabrese2011CompartmentalTS,
  title={Compartmental tongue surgery: Long term oncologic results in the treatment of tongue cancer.},
  author={Luca Salvatore Calabrese and Roberto Bruschini and Gioacchino Giugliano and Angelo Ostuni and Fausto Antonio Maffini and Maria Angela Massaro and Luigi Santoro and Valeria Navach and Lorenzo Preda and Daniela Alterio and Mohssen Ansarin and Fausto G Chiesa},
  journal={Oral oncology},
  year={2011},
  volume={47 3},
  pages={174-9}
}
Compartmental tongue surgery (CTS) is a surgical technique that removes the compartments (anatomo-functional units) containing the primary tumor, eliminating the disease and potential muscular, vascular, glandular and lymphatic pathways of spread and recurrence. Compartment boundaries are defined as each hemi-tongue bounded by the lingual septum, the stylohyoid ligament and muscle, and the mylohyoid muscle. In this non-randomized retrospective study we evaluated the oncologic efficacy of CTS in… CONTINUE READING

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