Surgery for cancer of the buccal mucosa.

  title={Surgery for cancer of the buccal mucosa.},
  author={Sultan Ahmed Pradhan},
  journal={Seminars in surgical oncology},
  volume={5 5},
Buccal Mucosa cancer is common in India, T4 tumours being the most common (66%). T1 tumours are rarely seen (4%). Disease-free survival (DFS) at 18 mo with surgery alone for T2, T3, and T4 tumours is 57%, 43%, and 21%, respectively. Addition of postoperative radiation therapy (RT) for T3 and T4 lesions increases DFS to 60% and 35%, respectively. Marginal mandibulectomy is advocated for lesions close to the lower gingiva when the bone is clinically and radiologically uninvolved. The local… CONTINUE READING


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