How does lymph node ratio affect the prognosis of squamous cell carcinoma (SCC)?

Updated: Jul 08, 2020
  • Author: Talib Najjar, DMD, MDS, PhD; Chief Editor: Arlen D Meyers, MD, MBA  more...
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A study by Vasan et al indicated that in patients with metastatic head and neck cSCC, a ratio of positive lymph nodes to resected lymph nodes of over 6% is a risk factor for shorter disease-free and overall survival. [35]


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