Margin Analysis: Squamous Cell Carcinoma of the Oropharynx.
Oral Maxillofac Surg Clin North Am
Carcinoma, Squamous Cell; Humans; Margins of Excision; Oropharyngeal Neoplasms; Papillomaviridae; Papillomavirus Infections
Because of the common shared risk factors of smoking and heavy alcohol consumption, literature involving oropharyngeal squamous cell carcinoma (OPSCC) is often combined with oral squamous cell carcinoma. Human papilloma virus is now confirmed to be a major risk factor of OPSCC with its distinct epidemiology and favorable treatment outcome. The impact of adjuvant chemoradiation in the setting of positive surgical margins remains unclear but is likely influenced by tumor biology. This article reviews the tumor biology of OPSCC and summarizes recent findings on outcomes following surgical treatment of OPSCC.
Sim, Felix W; Xiao, Hong D; and Bell, R Bryan, "Margin Analysis: Squamous Cell Carcinoma of the Oropharynx." (2017). Articles, Abstracts, and Reports. 1232.