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Determinants of outcome following surgery for oral squamous cell carcinoma

Woolgar, Julia A. and Hall, Gillian (2009) Determinants of outcome following surgery for oral squamous cell carcinoma. Future Oncology, 5 (1). pp. 51-61. ISSN 1479-6694

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Abstract

The recent changes in incidence and prevalence of oral squamous cell carcinoma in relation to gender and age mirror the changing patterns of exposure to tobacco and alcohol, the main aetiological agents. Most cases of oral cancer are managed by surgery, often combined with radiotherapy. Histopathological assessment of the resection specimen provides information vital for post-operative management and prognosis. This review considers the full range of histological determinants of outcome in relation to the primary oral tumour and any metastatic involvement of the cervical lymphatic system, together with an outline of more general patient factors that may also impact on morbidity and mortality rates.

Item Type:Article
Additional Information:Issue: February 2009.
Uncontrolled Keywords:histopathology; oral cavity cancer; outcome following surgery; prognosticators;squamous cell carcinoma Prognosticators Outcome following surgery
Subjects:R Medicine > RK Dentistry
Departments, Research Centres and Related Units:Academic Faculties, Institutes and Research Centres > Faculty of Medicine > School of Dental Sciences
DOI:10.2217/14796694.5.1.51
Publisher's Statement:Published in Determinants of outcome following surgery for oral squamous cell carcinoma Julia A Woolgar, Gillian L Hall Future Oncology 2009 5:1, 51-61 © 2009 Future Medicine .
Refereed:Yes
Status:Published
ID Code:940
Deposited On:16 Oct 2009 10:51
Last Modified:26 Jun 2013 16:18

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