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Table 1 Patient’s preoperative demographic data

From: Assessment of cervical lymph node metastasis for therapeutic decision-making in squamous cell carcinoma of buccal mucosa: a prospective clinical analysis

Inclusion criteria Exclusion criteria
Age 25 to 75 years, irrespective of gender Previously operated
Histopathologically proven cases of squamous cell carcinoma of buccal mucosa Systemic metastasis (detected by means of chest X-ray, abdominal ultrasound, and CT scan)
Primary tumor site in oral cavity is buccal mucosa Unfit for general anesthesia
Clinical tumor size T2 to T4 Previously irradiated
Lymph node involvement: N1 (clinically and with sonographic examination) Without written informed consent