New proposal for T classification of gingival carcinomas arising in the maxilla.

@article{Sasaki2004NewPF,
  title={New proposal for T classification of gingival carcinomas arising in the maxilla.},
  author={Tsuyoshi Sasaki and Yuichiro Imai and Takashi Fujibayashi},
  journal={International journal of oral and maxillofacial surgery},
  year={2004},
  volume={33 4},
  pages={
          349-52
        }
}
When the current T classification of the UICC (1987 and 1997) is used to stage carcinomas arising the upper alveolus and gingival and hard palate, most cases are classified as T4 because of their anatomic characteristics, similar to carcinomas arising in the lower alveolus and gingiva. This study compared the following two methods for classifying the T stage of maxillary carcinomas: (1) the original T classification criteria proposed by the UICC (1987 and 1997), and (2) a new T classification… CONTINUE READING
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