Extracapsular spread. A significant predictor of treatment failure in patients with squamous cell carcinoma of the tongue.

@article{Myers2001ExtracapsularSA,
  title={Extracapsular spread. A significant predictor of treatment failure in patients with squamous cell carcinoma of the tongue.},
  author={Jeffrey N. Myers and Jayson S Greenberg and Vivian Mo and Dianna Roberts},
  journal={Cancer},
  year={2001},
  volume={92 12},
  pages={3030-6}
}
INTRODUCTION The presence of nodal metastases remains the most significant predictive factor for regional recurrence and survival in patients treated for squamous cell carcinoma of the head and neck. Survival rates are further decreased in patients with nodal metastases that have spread beyond the lymph node capsule, or extracapsular spread (ECS). To the authors' knowledge, this is the first report on the impact of ECS in a large series of patients treated for squamous cell carcinoma of the… CONTINUE READING

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