Management of the Neck in Oral Cavity Cancer

  • Robert A. OrdEmail author
  • J. Lubek


Oral cancer is unusual in the Western countries, with an estimated 27,450 new cases for 2013 in the USA [1]. There has been a significant increase in 5-year relative survival rate between 1975–1978 and 2002–2008 of 53 % vs 65 % for all races, 54 % vs 67 % for whites, and 36 % vs 45 % for blacks. All of these were statistically significant (p < .05), although survival is still worse in blacks than whites [1]. This data is not true on global scale, and in many countries such as the Indian subcontinent, oral cavity cancer is more commonly seen due to habits such as the chewing of Betel Nut.


Oral Cancer Neck Dissection Internal Jugular Vein Radical Neck Dissection Accessory Nerve 
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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Oral and Maxillofacial SurgeryUniversity of Maryland and the Greenebaum Cancer CenterBaltimoreUSA
  2. 2.Oncology/Microvascular Program, Department of Oral and Maxillofacial SurgeryUniversity of Maryland and the Greenebaum Cancer CenterBaltimoreUSA

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