Oliver C. Thiele, Robin Seeberger, Christa Flechtenmacher, Christof Hofele, Kolja Freier
Abstract:The adequate treatment of the neck in early, clinically node-negative oral squamous cell carcinoma (OSCC) remains controversial. To assess whether elective supraomohyoid neck dissection is reasonable and efficient in early, locally circumscribed OSCC, the outcomes of treatment of 122 patients with an OSCC of clinical UICC stage I or II were retrospectively analysed in this study. Occult lymph node metastases were detected in 13.9% (17/122) of cases. They were more frequently found in T2 compared to T1 tumours …
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