Background. Squamous cell carcinoma of the nasal vestibule (SCCNV) is an uncommon malignancy. Our purpose is to define the incidence of simultaneous and delayed regional metastasis in SCCNV according to the available literature.
Methods. Articles discussing SCCNV and addressing the issue of regional lymph node metastases were reviewed.
Conclusion. SCCNV is an uncommon form of cancer, possibly originating in the mucocutaneous junction. The incidence of lymph node metastasis is variably reported. The data in the literature do not provide a solid basis for recommendations on elective treatment of the neck. Thorough examination of the neck is recommended, preferably with modern imaging techniques. (C) 2010 Wiley Periodicals, Inc. Head Neck 33: 17831788, 2011
|Number of pages||6|
|Journal||Head and Neck: Journal of the Sciences and Specialties of the Head and Neck|
|Publication status||Published - Dec-2011|
- nasal vestibule
- squamous cell carcinoma
- lymph node metastasis
- neck dissection
- SQUAMOUS-CELL CARCINOMA