Pitfalls in the staging of cancer of oral cavity cancer.

  title={Pitfalls in the staging of cancer of oral cavity cancer.},
  author={A H Aiken},
  journal={Neuroimaging clinics of North America},
  volume={23 1},
Oral cavity cancer comprises nearly 30% of all malignant tumors of the head and neck. After a definitive diagnosis has been made, imaging is essential for staging the primary tumor by evaluating submucosal spread and invasion of adjacent structures, and to identify nodal or distant metastasis. Oral cavity anatomy is one of the most complex in the head and neck. Therefore, knowledge of anatomic subsites and spread patterns is critical for accurate staging. This article begins with a discussion… CONTINUE READING