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Early stage squamous cell carcinoma of the lower lip: predictive factors for recurrence.

Authors
  • Ozkul, Y1
  • Songu, M1
  • Imre, A1
  • Tunc, E1
  • Ozkul, Z2
  • Arslanoglu, S1
  • Pinar, E1
  • Onal, K1
  • 1 Department of Otorhinolaryngology,Izmir Katip Celebi University,Ataturk Training and Research Hospital,Izmir,Turkey. , (Turkey)
  • 2 Department of Anaesthesia and Reanimation,Izmir Katip Celebi University,Ataturk Training and Research Hospital,Izmir,Turkey. , (Turkey)
Type
Published Article
Journal
The Journal of Laryngology & Otology
Publisher
Cambridge University Press
Publication Date
Apr 01, 2016
Volume
130
Issue
4
Pages
369–372
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1017/S0022215116000311
PMID: 26860988
Source
Medline
Keywords
License
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Abstract

Surgical margin control is important to prevent local recurrence, especially in thicker tumours. In addition, neck metastasis is rare in early stage lower lip squamous cell carcinoma. A 'wait and see' policy might be preferred in early stage T1 lower lip squamous cell carcinoma cases.

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