In a retrospective and not randomized clinical study, we selected 175 cases of squamous carcinoma of the anterior 2/3 of the tongue treated by interstitial radiumtherapy on the primary from January 1959 to December 1970. At the end of the treatment, 64 patients (36.6%) were operated upon by radical neck dissection in homolateral lymphatic areas and 111 underwent no operation on the neck. The incidence of false negative is 25% (16/64 cases operated) and 3 patients showed lymphnodal and perilymphnodal metastasis (4.7% of the whole number of operated cases). In the following evolution, the homolateral lymphnodal relapses are 2 among the 64 operated patients (3.1%) (both were N+) and 36 among the 101 non operated ones of whom a sufficient follow-up is available (≥ 3 years) (35.6%); in this last group, 9 patients initially were T1, 24 were T2 and 3 were T3. The data about the clinical evolution and the analysis of survival curves in the two groups that underwent or not the neck dissection, permit to draw useful parameters for therapeutic planning.
|Translated title of the contribution||Evolution of the N(0) patients with primary carcinoma of the oral tongue treated by interstitial radium therapy|
|Number of pages||4|
|Publication status||Published - 1981|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging