Relationship of Oral Tumor Thickness with the rate oflymph node metastasis in Neck based on CT Scan
Objective: To determine the relationship of tumor thickness of oral lesions with metastasis in neck based on CT scan.
Methods: A total of 58 oral squamous cell carcinoma patients having the median age of 46 (39-55) years. with either gender presented with malignant tumor of buccal mucosa and tongue were prospectively enrolled. A CT Scan with contrast was performed on all patients. Correlation of tumor thickness level with metastasis in neck was calculated using spearman’s rank correlation coefficient test.
Results: Median age of the patients was 46 (39-55) years with preponderance of male gender, i.e. 48 (82.8%). Strong positive significant correlation was observed in between transverse dimension (TS) tumor size and stages of tumor (rho 0.673, p-value <0.001), Anterioposterior (AP) tumor size and stages of tumor (rho 0.675, p-value <0.001), and Craniocaudal (CC) tumor size and stages of tumor (rho 0.771, p-value <0.001).
Conclusion: CT scan of neck with contrast can be used for predicting the positive presence of lymph node in neck with primary tumors having a size of more than 4 mm.
How to cite this:Khan SA, Zia S, Naqvi SU, Adel H, Adil SO, Hussain M. Relationship of Oral Tumor Thickness with the rate of lymph node metastasis in Neck based on CT Scan. Pak J Med Sci. 2017;33(2):353-357. doi: https://doi.org/10.12669/pjms.332.11429
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