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ORIGINAL ARTICLE
Year : 2019  |  Volume : 21  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 37-39

Risk of submandibular gland metastasis in early-stage oral cavity cancer: A national multicentric study


1 Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, College of Medicine, Majmaah University, Al-Majmaah, Saudi Arabia
2 Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, King Saud University, Riyadh; Department of Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery, Ohoud Hospital, Madinah, Saudi Arabia
3 Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, King Fahad Medical City, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
4 Department of Surgery, Section of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, King Abdullah International Medical Research Center, King Saud Bin Abdulaziz University for Health Sciences, King Abdulaziz Medical City, National Guard Health Affairs, Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
5 Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, Najran University, Najran, Saudi Arabia
6 College of Medicine and Research Center, King Saud University, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
7 Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, King Saud University, Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

Correspondence Address:
Dr. Jabir Alharbi
Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, College of Medicine, Majmaah University, Al-Majmaah 11952
Saudi Arabia
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None


DOI: 10.4103/SJOH.SJOH_3_19

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Background: The objective of this study was to evaluate the safety of preserving the submandibular gland in early-stage oral cavity cancer. Materials and Methods: We retrospectively collected the data for all patients who present with early-stage oral cavity cancer and underwent local wide excision with concomitant neck dissection over 8 years from 2008 to 2016 at two tertiary oncology centers in Saudi Arabia. Results: Forty-seven patients, comprising 26 males (55.3%) and 21 females (44.7%), were included in the study; the primary presentation, documented risk factors, and postoperative pathological results were evaluated. Conclusion: The present study showed that risk of submandibular gland metastasis in clinically early-stage oral cavity squamous cell carcinoma was almost nil.


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