Treatment results of patients with a squamous cell carcinoma of the buccal mucosa.
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SourceOral Oncology, 42, 8, (2006), pp. 795-9
Article / Letter to editor
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Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
Religie- en cultuurtheorie
SubjectCTR 3: Translational research; DCN 1: Perception and Action; NCEBP 2: Evaluation of complex medical interventions; UMCN 1.3: Tumor microenvironment; UMCN 1.5: Interventional oncology
The purpose of this study was to evaluate outcome and value of follow-up of squamous cell carcinoma (SCC) of the buccal mucosa in patients treated at the Radboud University Nijmegen Medical Centre, The Netherlands. A longitudinal cohort study was performed involving 32 patients treated with curative intent (surgery on indication followed by radiotherapy) for SCC of the buccal mucosa from 1987 to 2002, with a minimum follow-up of three years. The prognosis of SCC of the buccal mucosa is comparable to other sites of the oral cavity. The success rate of therapy for a local and/or regional recurrence is very limited. Patients with a second primary tumour (SPT) can be cured if the tumour is detected in an early stage. Routine follow-up used to detect local recurrence or SPT has almost no value after five years and seems of limited value after three years.
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