Delay in the diagnosis of oral squamous cell carcinoma.

  title={Delay in the diagnosis of oral squamous cell carcinoma.},
  author={J W Wildt and Troels Bundgaard and S\oren M\oller Bentzen},
  journal={Clinical otolaryngology and allied sciences},
  volume={20 1},
Delay in diagnosis was recorded prospectively in 167 patients with an oral squamous cell carcinoma. The median total delay was 4 months of which two-thirds was patient delay. The corrected survival did not correlate with the total delay. The patient delay was not significantly correlated with tumour or patient factors and the unreliable nature of patient delay information makes such data clinically unusable. In contrast, the professional delay correlated significantly with some of these factors… CONTINUE READING

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