[Skip to Content]
[Skip to Content Landing]
Article
January 1988

Squamous Cell Carcinoma of the Soft Palate, Uvula, and Anterior Faucial Pillar

Author Affiliations

Pittsburgh

Arch Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 1988;114(1):19. doi:10.1001/archotol.1988.01860130023006

This article is only available in the PDF format. Download the PDF to view the article, as well as its associated figures and tables.

Abstract

At the 1987 annual meeting of the American Academy of Otolaryngology—Head and Neck Surgery in Chicago, Randal S. Weber, MD, and colleagues, Houston, presented a discussion of the management of squamous cell carcinoma of the soft palate, uvula, and anterior faucial pillar. A series of 188 patients with squamous cell carcinoma of the palatine complex were studied retrospectively. Prognosis was related to T stage, N stage, or extension to the tongue. Midline or bilateral tumors are also associated with a worse prognosis. Incidence of occult neck metastasis was estimated to be 25% to 30%. The authors advocate external beam radiation therapy for treatment of the primary and occult cervical metastases. Radiation plus radical neck dissection was favored for patients with palpable metastatic disease.

First Page Preview View Large
First page PDF preview
First page PDF preview
×