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‘T4b’ or not to ‘T4b’: addressing the resectability in T4b oral cavity squamous cell carcinoma

  • A. Joy
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    Correspondence to: Department of Head and Neck Surgical Oncology, Health Care Global (HCG) Cancer Centre, Bangalore, Karnataka, India.
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    Department of Head and Neck Surgical Oncology and Robotic Surgery, HealthCare Global (HCG) Cancer Centre, Bangalore, Karnataka, India
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  • A. Subash
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    Department of Head and Neck Surgical Oncology and Robotic Surgery, HealthCare Global (HCG) Cancer Centre, Bangalore, Karnataka, India
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  • S. Thakur
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    Department of Head and Neck Surgical Oncology and Robotic Surgery, HealthCare Global (HCG) Cancer Centre, Bangalore, Karnataka, India
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  • V. Rao
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    Department of Head and Neck Surgical Oncology and Robotic Surgery, HealthCare Global (HCG) Cancer Centre, Bangalore, Karnataka, India
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      The treatment and management of patients with T4b oral cavity squamous cell carcinoma (OCSCC) has always been a strong topic of discussion and we commend the efforts made by Kumar et al.
      • Kumar A.
      • Singh R.
      • Santhosh M.
      • Vijay S.
      • Surendran N.
      • Sahu G.C.
      • George N.
      • Nair R.
      • Sithara A.
      • Aswathi K.
      • Anand A.
      • Thavarool S.B.
      Role of structures in the masticator space in selecting patients with resectable T4b oral cancer: findings from a survival analysis.
      in their study assessing the role of the structures involved in T4b OCSCC. The authors performed a retrospective analysis of T4 OCSCC treated with surgery and the structures involved, and a comparative survival analysis was done. We are thankful to the authors for sharing their results, which may have therapeutic implications in addressing the surgical resection of T4b OCSCC. However, we would like to highlight a few issues.
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