The immediate and long-term results of excising squamous cell carcinoma of the oral cavity or lip by CO2 laser are analysed in 51 consecutive subjects treated as out-patients. From January 1982 to December 1989, 39 cases of T1 and 12 cases of small (less than 2.5 cm) non-infiltrating recurrences of squamous cell carcinoma were treated at the Istituto Nazionale Tumori in Milan. Complete removal was obtained in 44 instances, while in 7 cases cancerous margins were observed on the specimen; 5 of these underwent another wider treatment and 2 refused further therapy. Two of 39 T1 patients developed local relapses and 6/12 recurrent cancers relapsed again. Long term results are complicated by second primary cancers in 19 instances. Out-patient laser therapy is well accepted by patients and its use involves lowered direct and indirect health organisation and social costs.

Outpatient surgical treatment with CO2 laser in oral cancer: immediate and long-term results / N. Tradati, S. Zurrida, C. Bartoli, P. Boracchi, L. Sala, N. Contardi, N. Rossi, F. Chiesa. - In: TUMORI. - ISSN 0300-8916. - 77:3(1991 Jun 30), pp. 239-42-242.

Outpatient surgical treatment with CO2 laser in oral cancer: immediate and long-term results

S. Zurrida;P. Boracchi;
1991-06-30

Abstract

The immediate and long-term results of excising squamous cell carcinoma of the oral cavity or lip by CO2 laser are analysed in 51 consecutive subjects treated as out-patients. From January 1982 to December 1989, 39 cases of T1 and 12 cases of small (less than 2.5 cm) non-infiltrating recurrences of squamous cell carcinoma were treated at the Istituto Nazionale Tumori in Milan. Complete removal was obtained in 44 instances, while in 7 cases cancerous margins were observed on the specimen; 5 of these underwent another wider treatment and 2 refused further therapy. Two of 39 T1 patients developed local relapses and 6/12 recurrent cancers relapsed again. Long term results are complicated by second primary cancers in 19 instances. Out-patient laser therapy is well accepted by patients and its use involves lowered direct and indirect health organisation and social costs.
Humans; Ambulatory Surgical Procedures; Retrospective Studies; Aged; Laser Therapy; Mouth Neoplasms; Aged, 80 and over; Adult; Follow-Up Studies; Middle Aged; Carcinoma, Squamous Cell; Female; Male; Survival Analysis
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