The prognosis of N2b and N2c lymph node disease in oral squamous cell carcinoma is determined by the number of metastatic lymph nodes rather than laterality Academic Article uri icon

Overview

MeSH Major

  • Carcinoma, Squamous Cell
  • Lymph Nodes
  • Mouth Neoplasms
  • Neoplasm Staging

abstract

  • The prognosis of patients with oral cancer with N2b and N2c disease appears to be similar after adequate adjustment for the burden of lymph node metastases, irrespective of laterality. Based on this finding, the authors propose a modified lymph node staging system that requires external validation before implementation in clinical practice.

publication date

  • July 2014

Research

keywords

  • Academic Article

Identity

Language

  • eng

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1002/cncr.28686

PubMed ID

  • 24691658

Additional Document Info

start page

  • 1968

end page

  • 74

volume

  • 120

number

  • 13