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March 1971

Epidermoid Carcinoma of the Floor of the Mouth: Analysis of 108 Cases

Author Affiliations

New York
From the Department of Head and Neck Surgery and the Department of Otolaryngology, Veterans Administration Hospital, Bronx, NY (Drs. Kolson and Spiro), the Department of Radiation Therapy (Dr. Roswit), and the Mount Sinai Hospital, New York (Drs. Kolson and Lawson).

Arch Otolaryngol. 1971;93(3):280-283. doi:10.1001/archotol.1971.00770060418010

From 1954 through 1968, 108 cases of invasive carcinoma of the floor of the mouth were treated. Primary tumor only occurred in 50% and 46.3% had regional node involvement. At least 70% of those with localized disease were salvaged, and comparable results were obtained by irradiation and surgery in patients with lesions measuring 2 cm or less. Treatment was successful in only 25% of cases with regional nodes. Preoperative irradiation had no significant effect. No patients with either bilateral or fixed cervical node involvement were salvaged.

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