Metastasis to the submandibular gland in oral cavity squamous cell carcinomas: pathologic analysis.

@article{Byeon2009MetastasisTT,
  title={Metastasis to the submandibular gland in oral cavity squamous cell carcinomas: pathologic analysis.},
  author={Hyung Kwon Byeon and Young Chang Lim and Bon Seok Koo and Eun Chang Chang Choi},
  journal={Acta oto-laryngologica},
  year={2009},
  volume={129 1},
  pages={96-100}
}
CONCLUSION This study demonstrates that the incidence of submandibular gland metastasis in oral cavity squamous cell carcinoma (SCC) is extremely rare and its involvement is through direct extension from a primary lesion. Therefore, if the primary lesion of the oral cavity carcinoma is not in close proximity and hence does not provide suspicion of direct extension, it may be safe to preserve the submandibular gland. OBJECTIVES Radiotherapy may lead to injury to the salivary glands resulting… CONTINUE READING

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