Nodal Metastasis in Major Salivary Gland Cancer

Neil Bhattacharyya, Marvin P. Fried
2002 Archives of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery  
Objectives: To determine how regional nodal metastasis affects survival in patients with major salivary gland malignancy and to identify clinical predictors for nodal disease. Methods: Major salivary gland cancer cases with nodal sampling were identified from the Surveillance, Epidemiology, and End Results cancer database for 1988 through 1998. Kaplan-Meier survival analysis was conducted to compare patients with and without histopathologic evidence of nodal disease. Multivariate logistic
more » ... sion analysis was used to determine the influence of clinical predictors on the presence of regional nodal disease.
doi:10.1001/archotol.128.8.904 pmid:12162768 fatcat:tjkkstermbg6pl2tbfvowh364m