Metastasis to the submandibular gland in oral cavity carcinoma

Masaya Okura, Takeshi Harada, Seiji Iida, Tomonao Aikawa, Mikihiko Kogo

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Because the submandibular gland is believed to have no intraparenchymal lymph nodes, preserving the submandibular gland for neck dissection and transferring the submandibular gland in order to prevent xerostomia induced by radiation therapy in patients with head and neck cancer have recently been described. We report a case of intraparenchymal metastasis in the submandibular gland 8 months after the initial intraoral excision of tongue cancer. This finding offers evidence that the submandibular gland includes intraparenchymal metastasis that can be involved with cancer.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)308-310
Number of pages3
JournalOral Oncology Extra
Issue number10
Publication statusPublished - Nov 2006
Externally publishedYes


  • Head and neck cancer
  • Oral cavity cancer
  • Submandibular gland
  • Submandibular metastases
  • Tongue cancer

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Oral Surgery
  • Pathology and Forensic Medicine
  • Otorhinolaryngology
  • Oncology


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