Oral Radiology

, Volume 5, Issue 1, pp 55–61 | Cite as

Statistical analysis on oral cancer patients related to radiotherapy

  • Tomohiro Matsumura
  • Yoshitaka Ishihara
  • Takuji Kimura
  • Yoshiya Ueyama
  • Akira Sasaki
  • Toshiaki Takebayashi
  • Kanji Kishi
Original Articles

Summary

Sixty nine patients with carcinoma of the oral cavity, especially those treated by radiotherapy during the 5 year period from 1982 through 1987 were reviewed. Sixty three of 67 patients (94%) had received radiation therapy with curative, adjunctive or palliative intent. In the cases when external irradiation was applied, the antitumor agents were combined in most cases. As the curative therapy for tongue cancer, 23 of 33 patients were treated with radiotherapy alone, i.e., interstitial implants alone or in combination with external irradiation.

The 5-year cumulative survival rate for all cases was 55.4%; for stage I and II was 84%, and for stage III and IV it was 22.7%.

Key Words

Oral cancer Radiotherapy Statistical analysis 

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© The Japanese Society of Dental Radiology 1989

Authors and Affiliations

  • Tomohiro Matsumura
    • 1
  • Yoshitaka Ishihara
    • 1
  • Takuji Kimura
    • 1
  • Yoshiya Ueyama
    • 1
  • Akira Sasaki
    • 1
  • Toshiaki Takebayashi
    • 1
  • Kanji Kishi
    • 2
  1. 1.Dept. of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery IIOkayama University Dental SchoolOkayamaJapan
  2. 2.Dept of Oral RadiologyOkayama University Dental SchoolOkayamaJapan

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