Frequency and therapeutic implications of "skip metastases" in the neck from squamous carcinoma of the oral tongue.

@article{Byers1997FrequencyAT,
  title={Frequency and therapeutic implications of "skip metastases" in the neck from squamous carcinoma of the oral tongue.},
  author={Robert M. Byers and Randal S. Weber and Ted F. Andrews and D. Ric McGill and R P Kare and Pat Wolf},
  journal={Head & neck},
  year={1997},
  volume={19 1},
  pages={14-9}
}
BACKGROUND Supraomohyoid neck dissection is an adequate operation for the elective treatment of the neck for patients with oral cavity cancer. Squamous cell carcinoma of the oral tongue, however, metastasize to clinically negative nodes in 20% to 30% of patients. These nodes usually are located in levels I-III. METHODS The medical records of 277 previously untreated patients with squamous cell carcinoma of the oral tongue were reviewed between the years 1970 and 1990. All patients had a… CONTINUE READING

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