Objective: To assess the feasibility, toxic effects, and efficacy of salvage surgery for local or neck node recurrence after concomitant radiochemotherapy (CXRT) for locally and regionally advanced head and neck squamous cell carcinoma (HNSCC).
Design: Retrospective study with a follow-up of 2 to 8 years.
Settings: Referral center.
Patients: We reviewed the medical records of all patients with HNSCC treated at the Institut Gustave-Roussy from 1998 to 2003, using a CXRT regimen as initial therapy. Patients with initial second localization or distant metastasis were excluded.
Giger R, Temam S, Janot F, Bourhis J. S087 Salvage Surgery After Locoregional Failure of Concomitant Radiochemotherapy in Advanced Head and Neck Cancer. Arch Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2006;132(8):858-859. doi:10.1001/archotol.132.8.858-c