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November 1949

SURGICAL TREATMENT OF MALIGNANT TUMORS OF THE INFERIOR ALVEOLUS AND MANDIBLE

Author Affiliations

NEW YORK

From the Pack Medical Group.

Arch Otolaryngol. 1949;50(5):513-540. doi:10.1001/archotol.1949.00700010527001
Abstract

THE TREATMENT of choice for primary malignant tumors of the inferior alveolus and mandible is radical resection of the bone and surrounding tissues. The approach and the extent of the surgical procedure are governed by the type, size and position of the tumor. Irradiation is often an invaluable preoperative adjunct. Tumors of the mandible may be primary or secondary. The primary type arising in the alveolus or mandible comprises the majority of cases. The secondary type may be the result of metastasis from malignant tumors of the prostate gland, breast, kidney, thyroid gland, lung or gastrointestinal tract, or it may be the result of direct extension from a malignant tumor of the lip, tongue, cheek, floor of the mouth or salivary glands. The discussion in this article will be limited solely to primary neoplasms.

  1. Carcinoma

  1. Epidermoid (from gingiva and cheek)

  2. Basals

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