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Number of nodal metastases and prognosis in metastatic cutaneous squamous cell carcinoma of the head and neck.

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Summary of "Number of nodal metastases and prognosis in metastatic cutaneous squamous cell carcinoma of the head and neck."

Existing prognostic systems for metastatic cutaneous squamous cell carcinoma of the head and neck (cSCCHN) do not discriminate between the number of involved nodes beyond single versus multiple. This study aimed to determine if the number of metastatic lymph nodes is an independent prognostic factor in metastatic cSCCHN and whether it provides additional prognostic information to the American Joint Committee on Cancer (AJCC) staging.

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Name: ANZ journal of surgery
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