Is elective neck dissection beneficial for patients with oral cavity squamous cell carcinomas (SCCs) of the maxillary alveolus or the hard palate to predict occult metastasis?
Background: Oral cavity SCC of the maxillary alveolus and hard palate are much less common than cancers of the tongue and floor of the mouth, and few studies have investigated the management and outcome of SCC in these oral cavity subsites.
Explore this issue:October 2013
Design: Cohort study with prospective data collection.
Setting: Princess Margaret Cancer Centre, Toronto, Ontario, Canada.