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Oral Tongue Squamous Cell Carcinoma in Young Women: A Matched Comparison—Do Outcomes Justify Treatment Intensity?

Table 3

Stage and histopathologic data.

VariableYoung women ( of 18), (%)Matched cohort ( of 36), (%) value

Tumor stage 0.22
10 (56)19 (53)
3 (17)10 (28)
4 (22)2 (6)
1 (6)5 (14)
Nodal stage 0.72
11 (61)20 (56)
1 (6)6 (17)
0/5/1 (0/28/6)0/8/2 (0/22/6)
0 (0)0 (0)
Metastases0 (0)0 (0)n/a
Overall AJCC stage0.99
 I7 (39)14 (39)
 II2 (11)5 (14)
 III2 (11)4 (11)
 IV7 (39)13 (36)
Grade0.70
 Well differentiated6 (33)11 (31)
 Moderately differentiated7 (39)18 (50)
 Poorly differentiated5 (28)7 (19)
Average depth, mm (95% CI)13.0 (8.5–17.6)13.5 (9.8–17.2)0.87
Lymphovascular invasion (LVI)0.50
 Present4 (22)4 (11)
 Absent14 (78)32 (89)
Perineural invasion (PNI)0.51
 Present9 (53)14 (39)
 Absent8 (43)22 (61)
Final permanent margin0.57
 Negative (>5 mm)7 (39)18 (53)
 Close (>1 mm, <5 mm)6 (33)10 (29)
 Positive (<1 mm)5 (28)6 (18)
Surrounding dysplasia0.75
 Present7 (39)10 (30)
 Absent11 (61)23 (70)
Mean total nodes (95% CI)42 (29–54)32 (26–39)0.09
Mean total positive nodes (95% CI)1.2 (0.2–2.3)1.1 (0.6–1.6)0.83
Extracapsular spread (ECS)0.89
 Present3 (17)5 (14)
 Absent15 (83)31 (86)