Objective: To assess the efficacy of routine surveillance in the diagnosis of recurrent and new primary head and neck cancers in patients treated for squamous cell carcinoma of the oral cavity (SCCOC).
Design: Retrospective chart study.
Setting: Tertiary cancer care center.
Patients: A total of 358 patients treated for SCCOC at one institution between 1990 and 1995.
Hsu AK, Coleman MC, Chu P, Boyle JO, Kraus DH, Shaha AR, Singh B, Wong RJ, Shah JP, Patel SG. S049 Role of Routine Posttreatment Surveillance in Squamous Carcinoma of the Oral Cavity. Arch Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2006;132(8):849. doi:10.1001/archotol.132.8.849-b