Journal: Drug Invention Today

Article Id: JPRS-P col-00003373
Title: Skin involvement as a predictor of contralateral nodal metastasis in buccal mucosa cancers
Category: Pharmaceutics
Section: Research Article
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    Context: In view of the low incidence of contralateral nodal metastasis and increase in the morbidity, the opposite neck is not routinely addressed. However, contralateral nodal metastasis is seen frequently in a certain group of patients. Identifying those factors associated with higher chances of contralateral nodal metastasis may help in optimizing the treatment. Aims: The aim of this study was to identify prognostic factors associated with contralateral nodal metastasis in cases of buccal mucosa cancers. Subjects and Methods: A retrospective study of six patients with squamous cell carcinoma of buccal mucosa cases in which lesions were reaching or crossing midline were included in this study. All underwent surgery as a primary modality of treatment and had bilateral neck dissection. Results: Among six patients, ipsilateral nodal metastasis was seen in 5 patients and 1 had bilateral neck node metastasis, and none of the patients had isolated contralateral nodal metastasis. Skin involvement was seen in four patients. Conclusion: contralateral nodal metastasis in the absence of ipsilateral nodal metastasis is very rare. Skin involvement and frozen section of ipsilateral neck dissection specimen can be an important pointer for addressing contralateral neck.

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    T. Vigneswaran*, Prakash Dhanavelu, N. P. Prabu

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    Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Sree Balaji Dental College and Hospital, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India

    *Corresponding author: Dr. T. Vigneswaran, Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, Sree Balaji Dental College and Hospital, Chennai, Tamil Nadu, India

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    Author:

    T. Vigneswaran*, Prakash Dhanavelu, N. P. Prabu

    Title:Skin involvement as a predictor of contralateral nodal metastasis in buccal mucosa cancers
    Journal:Drug Invention Today
    Vol(issue):11 (April)
    Year:2019
    Page No: (955-957)
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    Methodology:Contralateral neck nodes, Predictors, Skin involvement
    Research Materials:Buccal mucosa cancers.

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Buccal mucosa Contralateral neck nodes Predictors Skin involvement

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