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This is an analysis of 88 patients treated in Switzerland between 2003 and 2012. All patients had a selective neck dissection and recurrence occurred in 25 patients. Overall and disease specific survival were 72% and 80%. They specifically looked at lymph node ratio where it is the ratio of positive lymph nodes to the total number of dissected lymph nodes. They found that it was not a prognostic factor for disease specific survival or disease recurrence of squamous cell carcinoma of the tongue, although suggested it could serve as quality control for surgeons after neck dissection.

The influence of lymph node ratio and survival in disease recurrence and squamous cell carcinoma of the tongue.
Hingsammer L, Seler T, Ikenberg J, et al.
2019; [Epub ahead of print].
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Stuart Clark

Manchester Royal Infirmary, Manchester, UK.

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