Epidermoid carcinomas of the glossotonsillarpalatal complex receive preoperative irradiation with cobalt 60. These lesions are outlined with 1 to 1½ cm margins using India ink prior to irradiation. The tattoo marks stay and make determination of resection margins easier.
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