Anatomically-based transoral surgical approach to early-stage oral tongue squamous cell carcinoma

Luca Calabrese, Giacomo Pietrobon, Enrico Fazio, Monir Abousiam, Shadi Awny, Roberto Bruschini, Remo Accorona

Research output: Contribution to journalArticlepeer-review

Abstract

The mainstream of treatment of early-stage oral tongue squamous cell carcinoma (OTSCC) is represented by transoral resection with “adequate” free margins. Despite that, a precise and shared definition of “adequate margin” is lacking, and so is a standardized transoral surgical technique.The tongue is a symmetrically paired organ, consisting of intertwining intrinsic and extrinsic muscles, which can be distinguished during dissection. Routes of tumoral spread in oral tongue cancer are well-known and should be taken into account during resection. We propose herein a standardized and replicable surgical technique to resect early-stage OTSCC, based on rational anatomical considerations.

Original languageEnglish
JournalHead and Neck
DOIs
Publication statusAccepted/In press - Jan 1 2020

Keywords

  • early-stage oral tongue carcinoma
  • glossectomy
  • oral cavity cancer
  • tongue muscles
  • transoral approach

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Otorhinolaryngology

Fingerprint

Dive into the research topics of 'Anatomically-based transoral surgical approach to early-stage oral tongue squamous cell carcinoma'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this