Should all nasopharyngeal carcinoma with masticator space involvement be staged as T4?

@article{Sze2014ShouldAN,
  title={Should all nasopharyngeal carcinoma with masticator space involvement be staged as T4?},
  author={Henry Chun Kin Sze and Lucy L. K. Chan and W. T. Jacob Ng and Albert W M Hung and Michael C. H. Lee and Amy Tien Yee Chang and Oscar Siu-Hong Chan and Foon Yiu Cheung and Rebecca Mei-Wan Yeung and Anne W M Lee},
  journal={Oral oncology},
  year={2014},
  volume={50 12},
  pages={1188-95}
}
INTRODUCTION The prognostic significance of the involvement of anatomical masticator space (MS) in nasopharyngeal carcinoma (NPC) was retrospectively reviewed. MATERIAL AND METHODS 1104 Patients with non-metastatic NPC treated with radical radiotherapy between 1998 and 2010 were re-staged according to the 7th edition of the American Joint Committee on Cancer (AJCC) staging system; tumors with medial pterygoid muscle (MP) and/or lateral pterygoid muscle (LP) involvement but did not fulfill the… CONTINUE READING
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