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Contemporary management of cancer of the oral cavity

Eric M Genden, Alfio Ferlito, Carl E Silver, Robert P Takes, Carlos Suárez, Randall P Owen, Missak Haigentz, Sandro Stöckli, Ashok R Shaha, Alexander D Rapidis, Juan Pablo Rodrigo & Alessandra Rinaldo

abstract Oral cancer represents a common entity comprising a third of all head and neck malignant tumors. The options for curative treatment of oral cavity cancer have not changed significantly in the last three decades; however, the work up, the approach to surveillance, and the options for reconstruction have evolved significantly. Because of the profound functional and cosmetic importance of the oral cavity, management of oral cavity cancers requires a thorough understanding of disease progression, approaches to management and options for reconstruction. The purpose of this review is to discuss the most current management options for oral cavity cancers.
   
citation Genden E M, Ferlito A, Silver C E, Takes R P, Suárez C, Owen R P, Haigentz M, Stöckli S, Shaha A R, Rapidis A D, Rodrigo J P, Rinaldo A. Contemporary management of cancer of the oral cavity. Eur Arch Otorhinolaryngol 2010; 267:1001-17.
   
type journal paper/review (English)
date of publishing 7-2010
journal title Eur Arch Otorhinolaryngol (267/7)
ISSN electronic 1434-4726
pages 1001-17
PubMed 20155361
DOI 10.1007/s00405-010-1206-2