Lymph node yield, depth of invasion, and survival in node-negative oral cavity cancer. Oral oncology Zenga, J., Divi, V., Stadler, M., Massey, B., Campbell, B., Shukla, M., Awan, M., Schultz, C. J., Shreenivas, A., Wong, S., Jackson, R. S., Pipkorn, P. 2019; 98: 125–31


OBJECTIVE: To determine the effects of nodal yield on survival in early stage oral cavity squamous cell carcinoma (OCSCC) in the context of primary tumor depth of invasion (DOI).MATERIALS AND METHODS: Patients with early-stage clinically node-negative OCSCC who underwent upfront surgery at the primary site were identified using the National Cancer Database between 2004 and 2015.RESULTS: There were 3384 patients with <4?mm DOI and 1387 patients with =4?mm DOI identified. Management of the neck included observation (40%), END with <18 nodes harvested?±?postoperative radiation (ND?

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