Frequency of Occult Neck Metastasis in Squamous Cell Carcinoma of Oral Cavity

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Background: Carcinomas of oral cavity are not very uncommon. The aim of curative surgery is to excise the carcinoma with an adequate margin of normal tissue. Metastasis to cervical lymph nodes occurs more frequently from carcinoma of the oral cavity. The presence of neck metastasis decreases survival rate upto 50%. Currently, no guideline exists for neck… (More)

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