A descriptive study highlighting the differences in the treatment protocol for oral tongue cancer in Sweden and Finland

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dc.contributor.author Mäkitie, Antti
dc.contributor.author Kamali, Alexander
dc.contributor.author Mroueh, Rayan
dc.contributor.author Lindford, Andrew
dc.contributor.author Koivunen, Petri
dc.contributor.author Autio, Timo
dc.contributor.author Lassus, Patrik
dc.contributor.author Halle, Martin
dc.contributor.author Bäck, Leif
dc.contributor.author Palmgren, Björn
dc.contributor.author Hammarstedt-Nordenvall, Lalle
dc.date.accessioned 2020-12-17T03:34:42Z
dc.date.available 2021-12-18T03:45:20Z
dc.date.issued 2020-02-01
dc.identifier.citation Mäkitie , A , Kamali , A , Mroueh , R , Lindford , A , Koivunen , P , Autio , T , Lassus , P , Halle , M , Bäck , L , Palmgren , B & Hammarstedt-Nordenvall , L 2020 , ' A descriptive study highlighting the differences in the treatment protocol for oral tongue cancer in Sweden and Finland ' , Acta Oto-Laryngologica , vol. 140 , no. 2 , pp. 188-194 . https://doi.org/10.1080/00016489.2019.1699663
dc.identifier.other PURE: 130080875
dc.identifier.other PURE UUID: 55c8731d-44ce-4f35-97f0-83c2f9eb8ef2
dc.identifier.other WOS: 000503623200001
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10138/323316
dc.description.abstract Background and aims: Stage II cancer of the tongue is mostly managed surgically both locally and regionally. However, indications for postoperative radiotherapy and reconstructive options vary between centers. This paper aims to describe differences in treatment in a geographically homogenous cohort. Methods: A retrospective comparison was made between two cohorts of clinical T2N0 tongue cancer from Finland and Sweden. The Finnish cohort included 75 patients and the Swedish 54. All patients had curative intent of treatment and no previous head and neck cancer. Data analyzed consisted of pathological stage, size and thickness of tumor, frequency of reconstruction, radiotherapy delivered, and survival. Results: The Finnish cohort included a higher proportion of patients managed with reconstructive surgery (67%) than the Swedish cohort (0%), p <.00001. More patients were treated with postoperative radiotherapy (84%) in the Swedish cohort than in the Finnish (54%), p <.0002. The Finnish cohort had a higher level of survival and included more frequent downstaging (cTNM to pTNM). en
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dc.language.iso eng
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dc.subject Tongue cancer
dc.subject reconstruction
dc.subject outcome
dc.subject recurrence
dc.subject SQUAMOUS-CELL CARCINOMA
dc.subject QUALITY-OF-LIFE
dc.subject LYMPH-NODES
dc.subject RECONSTRUCTION
dc.subject DETERMINANTS
dc.subject RESECTION
dc.subject SURVIVAL
dc.subject BIOPSY
dc.subject HEAD
dc.subject 3125 Otorhinolaryngology, ophthalmology
dc.title A descriptive study highlighting the differences in the treatment protocol for oral tongue cancer in Sweden and Finland en
dc.type Article
dc.contributor.organization HUS Head and Neck Center
dc.contributor.organization University Management
dc.contributor.organization Department of Ophthalmology and Otorhinolaryngology
dc.contributor.organization University of Helsinki
dc.contributor.organization Research Program in Systems Oncology
dc.contributor.organization Faculty of Medicine
dc.contributor.organization Clinicum
dc.contributor.organization Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Diseases
dc.contributor.organization HUS Musculoskeletal and Plastic Surgery
dc.contributor.organization Plastiikkakirurgian yksikkö
dc.description.reviewstatus Peer reviewed
dc.relation.doi https://doi.org/10.1080/00016489.2019.1699663
dc.relation.issn 0001-6489
dc.rights.accesslevel openAccess
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