Determinants of outcome following surgery for oral squamous cell carcinoma



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

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Abstract

<jats:p> 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 etiological agents. Most cases of oral cancer are managed by surgery, often combined with radiotherapy. Histopathological assessment of the resection specimen provides information vital for postoperative management and prognosis. This review considers the full range of histological determinants of outcome in relation to the primary oral tumor 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. </jats:p>

Item Type: Article
Subjects: ?? RK ??
Divisions: Faculty of Health and Life Sciences > Institute of Life Courses and Medical Sciences > School of Dentistry
Depositing User: Symplectic Admin
Date Deposited: 16 Oct 2009 09:51
Last Modified: 06 Sep 2021 21:10
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 .
URI: https://livrepository.liverpool.ac.uk/id/eprint/940