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Impact of margin status on survival after surgery for sinonasal squamous cell carcinoma.

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Summary of "Impact of margin status on survival after surgery for sinonasal squamous cell carcinoma."

Sinonasal squamous cell carcinoma (SNSCC) is the most common malignancy of the paranasal sinuses. Surgery is the mainstay of treatment, yet positive surgical margins (PSM) are common and the prognostic impact on overall survival (OS) is mixed. Given the heterogeneity of impact of PSM on OS within the literature, we hypothesized that extent of tumor extirpation (microscopic PSM vs macroscopic PSM) may play a role in OS.

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Name: International forum of allergy & rhinology
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