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May 1972

Low Dose Preoperative Irradiation for Oral and Oral Pharyngeal Cancers

Author Affiliations

St. Louis
From the Department of Otolaryngology, Washington University School of Medicine, St. Louis.

Arch Otolaryngol. 1972;95(5):464-466. doi:10.1001/archotol.1972.00770080700015

Records of 108 patients with oral and oral pharyngeal cancer treated from 1955 to 1967 were reviewed. All patients were treated primarily with composite resection or planned low-dose irradiation followed by composite resection. An attempt was made to determine the effect of preoperative irradiation on three-year absolute survival, neck recurrence, local recurrence, and complications.

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