The status of the resection margin as a prognostic factor in the treatment of head and neck carcinoma

@article{Ravasz1991TheSO,
  title={The status of the resection margin as a prognostic factor in the treatment of head and neck carcinoma},
  author={L A Ravasz and Pieter Johannes Slootweg and Gerrit Jan Hordijk and Filip Smit and Ingeborg van van der Tweel},
  journal={Journal of cranio-maxillo-facial surgery : official publication of the European Association for Cranio-Maxillo-Facial Surgery},
  year={1991},
  volume={19 7},
  pages={
          314-8
        }
}
The value of the status of the resection margin as a prognostic factor after surgical treatment was investigated in 80 patients with squamous cell carcinoma of the oral cavity, oropharynx and laryngohypopharynx. The relation of locoregional recurrence with the presence or absence of tumour at the surgical margin was analysed together with other indications for postoperative radiotherapy. Locoregional recurrence was observed in 20% and was correlated with tumour thickness over 5 mm, spidery… CONTINUE READING
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