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Tumour thickness as a determinant of nodal metastasis in oral tongue carcinoma.

Authors
  • Wang, Kejia1
  • Veivers, David2
  • 1 Department of Otolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery, Royal North Shore Hospital, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia. , (Australia)
  • 2 The University of Sydney, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia. , (Australia)
Type
Published Article
Journal
ANZ Journal of Surgery
Publisher
Wiley (Blackwell Publishing)
Publication Date
Sep 01, 2017
Volume
87
Issue
9
Pages
720–724
Identifiers
DOI: 10.1111/ans.13515
PMID: 27061344
Source
Medline
Keywords
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Abstract

Despite some previous evidence for a 4-mm tumour thickness cut-off in oral tongue SCCs, thinner tumours (2-3.9 mm) can also have a propensity for cervical node metastasis. Patients in this category require close monitoring for regional recurrence if they do not have a neck dissection.

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