Stephen Y. Lai, MD,
Open to Accrual
Head and Neck [HN]
Head and Neck
Phase II: To determine if patient-reported neck and shoulder function and related quality of life (QOL) at 6 months after surgery using the Neck Dissection Impairment Index (NDII) is superior with Sentinel Lymph Node (SLN) biopsy compared to Elective Neck Dissection (END) for treatment of early-stage oral cavity squamous cell carcinoma (OCSCC) (cT1-2N0).
Pathologically proven diagnosis of squamous cell carcinoma of the oral cavity (T1-2N0), including the oral (mobile) tongue, floor of mouth (FOM), mucosal lip, buccal mucosa, lower alveolar ridge, upper alveolar ridge, retromolar gingiva (retromolar trigone; RMT), or hard palate, prior to registration.
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