Survival after curative surgical treatment for primary oral squamous cell carcinoma

M Bloebaum*, L Poort, R Böckmann, P Kessler

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The purpose of this retrospective study was to review recurrence rate and survival of patients with primary oral squamous cell carcinoma (OSCC) that have received surgical treatment and adjuvant radio-therapy with curative intent in our clinic over a 6-year period. A total of 106 patients were included. The 5-year overall survival (OS) was 41%, 5-year disease-specific survival (DSS) was 77%, 5-year disease-free survival (DFS) was 72%. DSS was significantly different between early and advanced stage, 87% and 67% respectively (p = 0.04). Recurrence significantly affected survival: OS with or without recurrence at 20 months was 24% and 87% respectively (p < 0.001). Although a guideline based approach for the treatment of OSCC might provide an advantage, more data are needed for these guidelines to be based on.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1572-6
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Cranio-Maxillofacial Surgery
Issue number8
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2014


  • Adult
  • Aged
  • Aged, 80 and over
  • Antineoplastic Agents
  • Carcinoma, Squamous Cell
  • Cause of Death
  • Chemoradiotherapy, Adjuvant
  • Disease-Free Survival
  • Female
  • Follow-Up Studies
  • Humans
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Mouth Neoplasms
  • Neoplasm Recurrence, Local
  • Neoplasm Staging
  • Radiotherapy, Adjuvant
  • Retrospective Studies
  • Survival Rate


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