Impact of lymph node metastasis on the pattern of failure and survival in oral carcinomas.

@article{Shingaki2003ImpactOL,
  title={Impact of lymph node metastasis on the pattern of failure and survival in oral carcinomas.},
  author={Susumu Shingaki and Masahito Takada and Keisuke Sasai and Rahima Bibi and Tadaharu Kobayashi and Tsutomu Nomura and Chikara Saito},
  journal={American journal of surgery},
  year={2003},
  volume={185 3},
  pages={278-84}
}
BACKGROUND Carcinomas of the oral cavity present a high risk for neck metastases that decrease the disease control and survival. METHODS A total of 106 patients with squamous cell carcinoma of the oral cavity who had metastatic neck nodes were studied. The impact of neck metastasis and treatment modalities on outcome was assessed. RESULTS Thirty-eight patients developed neck recurrence or distant metastasis. The 5-year survival, neck recurrence-free, and distant metastases-free rates were… CONTINUE READING