To operate or not to operate n0 neck in early cancer of the tongue? A prospective study.

@article{Vijayakumar2011ToOO,
  title={To operate or not to operate n0 neck in early cancer of the tongue? A prospective study.},
  author={Manavalan Vijayakumar and Rajaram Burrah and K. S. Sabitha and Hoda Nadimul and Balvant Rajani},
  journal={Indian journal of surgical oncology},
  year={2011},
  volume={2 3},
  pages={172-5}
}
Squamous cell carcinoma (SCC) of the tongue is a common cancer across the globe. These cancers have a high predilection for nodal metastasis and a high incidence of occult metastasis. The management of clinically negative neck nodes (N0) remains controversial. We have undertaken a prospective study to evaluate the rate of occult nodal metastasis, the characteristic of metastasis, and assess the usefulness of tumor depth as a predictor of metastasis and as a guide to treat the neck. Prospective… CONTINUE READING

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