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Poster Presentations: American Head and Neck Society
August 2006

P159 Salvage Surgery After Organ Preservation Therapy in Patients With Stage III or IV Head and Neck Squamous Cell Carcinoma

Arch Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2006;132(8):896-897. doi:10.1001/archotol.132.8.896-c

Objectives: To evaluate the outcome of patients with squamous carcinomas (SCC) of the upper aerodigestive tract (UADT) who required locoregional surgical salvage (SS) or planned neck dissection after chemoradiation therapy.

Design: A cohort study from 2001 to 2005 with a mean 24 months of follow-up.

Setting: Head and Neck Service, Brazilian National Cancer Institute/INCA.

Patients: Ninety-four patients with stage III/IV SCC of the UADT underwent concurrent cisplatin-based chemoradiation therapy as their primary treatment in our institution. Twenty-seven patients who had SS or planned neck dissection were included in this study.