Squamous cell carcinoma of the buccal mucosa.

Journal Article (Journal Article)

The purpose of this study was to establish treatment criteria for patients with early-stage squamous cell carcinoma of the buccal mucosa. Thirty-one patients were analyzed in a retrospective fashion. Distribution of patients according to tumor stage was relatively even. Within 5 years recurrent disease developed in nearly 80% of evaluable patients. There was a 100% overall incidence of local disease recurrence for patients with stage I and II tumors treated with wide local excision alone and followed up for more than 2 years. On the basis of these data, we conclude that wide local excision for early-stage buccal carcinoma is associated with a high local failure rate. Possible causes for failure and alternative treatment approaches are discussed.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Strome, SE; To, W; Strawderman, M; Gersten, K; Devaney, KO; Bradford, CR; Esclamado, RM

Published Date

  • March 1999

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 120 / 3

Start / End Page

  • 375 - 379

PubMed ID

  • 10064641

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0194-5998

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/S0194-5998(99)70278-0


  • eng

Conference Location

  • England