Approach to T4b oral cancers - A surgeon's perspective

Abhinav Thaduri, Achyuth Panuganti, Dileep Maharaj, Pallvi Kaul, Kinjal Majumdar, Shahab Usmani, Pankaj Garg

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T4b oral cancers are considered unresectable tumors according to most of the standard treatment guidelines. However, from a head-and-neck surgeon's perspective number of factors has to be considered before labeling a T4b cancer as unresectable. This narrative review aims to emphasize various aspects of decision-making in treating a T4b oral cancer, in particular tumors involving infratemporal fossa (ITF). We conducted a literature search in PubMed for articles published between January 1990 and December 2021 using the following key terms: Oral cancer, advanced oral cancer, Head and Neck cancer, T4b oral cancer, ITF, and Compartment surgery. Then, some of these terms were used in combination for the search. Finally, a result was manually checked for relevant articles. A narrative review is presented from the surgeon's perspective in the management of T4b oral cancer.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)127-131
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Head and Neck Physicians and Surgeons
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 01-07-2022

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Oncology
  • Otorhinolaryngology
  • Surgery
  • Oral Surgery


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