Squamous cell carcinomas that arise in the oral cavity and tongue base: can CT help predict perineural or vascular invasion?

@article{Mukherji1996SquamousCC,
  title={Squamous cell carcinomas that arise in the oral cavity and tongue base: can CT help predict perineural or vascular invasion?},
  author={Suresh K. Mukherji and Susan Weeks and M Castillo and Bonnie C. Yankaskas and Lata A Krishnan and Stephanie Schiro},
  journal={Radiology},
  year={1996},
  volume={198 1},
  pages={157-62}
}
PURPOSE To determine the ability to use computed tomography (CT) to predict invasion of adjacent nerves or vessels by oral cavity tumors. MATERIALS AND METHODS Contrast material-enhanced CT scans and histopathologic reports were retrospectively reviewed in 48 patients (36 men, 12 women) aged 38-75 years who underwent gross total resection of squamous cell carcinomas arising in the tongue, the base of the tongue, and the floor of the mouth. CT criteria for diagnosis of perineural or vascular… CONTINUE READING

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