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Academic Journal of Medicine & Health Sciences, 2023, 4(12); doi: 10.25236/AJMHS.2023.041216.

Progress in the study of lymph node metastasis status of squamous cell carcinoma of the oral and maxillofacial region


Zulifeiya Alimu, Maimaitituxun Tuerdi

Corresponding Author:
Maimaitituxun Tuerdi

Department of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery, The First Affiliated Hospital of Xinjiang Medical University, Urumqi, Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region, 830000, China


Oral and Maxillofacial squamous cell carcinoma is one of the more common malignant tumors of the maxillofacial region, which develops a high lymph node metastasis rate due to the specificity of the site of occurrence and the richness of the lymphatic traffic network in the neck. Its treatment is mainly based on surgery and radiotherapy and chemotherapy. There are various views on the selection of the extent of lymph node dissection during surgery, and the literature reports that the depth of infiltration of cancer cells has a great influence on lymphatic metastasis, and the AJCC released the latest version of the TNM staging with the addition of the DOI index in the T stage, which has set the direction for the extent of lymphatic dissection. The impact of metastatic lymph node ENE on healing and the psychological pressure and burden of life faced by postoperative patients are also of great concern. In this article, we review the findings of oral and maxillofacial SCC in recent years.


oral and maxillofacial, squamous cell carcinoma, lymph node metastasis

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Zulifeiya Alimu, Maimaitituxun Tuerdi. Progress in the study of lymph node metastasis status of squamous cell carcinoma of the oral and maxillofacial region. Academic Journal of Medicine & Health Sciences (2023) Vol. 4, Issue 12: 116-119. https://doi.org/10.25236/AJMHS.2023.041216.


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