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INTRA-ORAL CANCER. THE USE OF SKIN GRAFTS IN THE MANAGEMENT OF THE CONDITION.

Authors
Type
Published Article
Journal
California medicine
Publication Date
Volume
100
Pages
332–335
Identifiers
PMID: 14143665
Source
Medline
Keywords
  • Mouth Neoplasms
  • Pathology
  • Skin Transplantation
  • Surgery, Operative

Abstract

Seventy-two patients with 78 intra-oral cancers were treated by surgical excision and repair was carried out with free split-thickness skin grafts. Examination of removed specimens confirmed the precancerous character of the surrounding mucous membranes and emphasized the importance of removing them completely if that is practical. With the free skin graft this wider excision is possible with less impairment of function. It may also prevent the questionable "local recurrence" or second primary adjacent to the scar, and even multiple primaries in the same region of the oral cavity.

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