Survival and recurrence of resectable tongue cancer: Resection margin cutoff value by T classification

Doh Young Lee, Sung Hoon Kang, Jae Hyung Kim, Min Su Kim, Kyoung Ho Oh, Jeong-Soo Woo, Soon Young Kwon, Kwang-Yoon Jung, Seung-Kuk Baek

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Abstract

Background: The purpose of this study was to determine an appropriate cutoff value for the resection margin according to the initial T classification. Methods: The medical records of 151 patients treated by surgery for tongue cancer were retrospectively reviewed to identify the significant perioperative parameters and appropriate cutoff value associated with disease-specific survival (DSS) and recurrence-free survival (RFS). Results: The posterior resection margin was significantly correlated with survival and local recurrence (P =.020 and.016, respectively), whereas the deep resection margin was correlated with overall recurrence (P =.047). The cutoff values of the posterior and deep resection margins for survival and recurrence were different and larger in the advanced-stage T classification group (0.45 cm vs 0.95 cm and 0.25 cm vs 0.80 cm, respectively). Conclusion: Posterior and deep resection margins are significant prognosticators in tongue cancer. A larger resection margin may be needed in advanced-stage T classification.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)283-291
Number of pages9
JournalHead and Neck
Volume40
Issue number2
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2018 Feb 1

Keywords

  • recurrence
  • resection margin
  • survival
  • tongue cancer

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Otorhinolaryngology

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    Lee, D. Y., Kang, S. H., Kim, J. H., Kim, M. S., Oh, K. H., Woo, J-S., Kwon, S. Y., Jung, K-Y., & Baek, S-K. (2018). Survival and recurrence of resectable tongue cancer: Resection margin cutoff value by T classification. Head and Neck, 40(2), 283-291. https://doi.org/10.1002/hed.24944