Results of surgical salvage of locoregional recurrence of carcinoma of the tongue after radiotherapy failure.

@article{Yuen1997ResultsOS,
  title={Results of surgical salvage of locoregional recurrence of carcinoma of the tongue after radiotherapy failure.},
  author={Anthony Yuen and William Ignace Wei and Lai Kun Lam and Wai Kuen Ho and Dora L W Kwong},
  journal={The Annals of otology, rhinology, and laryngology},
  year={1997},
  volume={106 9},
  pages={
          779-82
        }
}
The aim of this study was to evaluate the efficacy of surgical salvage of local and nodal recurrence of carcinoma of the oral tongue after radiotherapy failure. Of the 47 patients in this retrospective review (between 1980 and 1992), there were 25 with local recurrence alone, 11 with locoregional recurrence, and 11 with nodal recurrence alone. There was no operative mortality, and 17% of patients had one or more surgical complications, including wound infection, flap necrosis, anastomotic… CONTINUE READING
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