Background: The present study describes clinical and epidemiological data of patients with malignomas of the head and neck documented in the Munich Cancer Register. Patients and Methods: Data of head and neck cancer patients treated at four departments of head and neck surgery and one of oral-maxillo-facial surgery in the area of Munich from 1978 up to now are reported. Results: Incidence and mortality as a function of age, sex, and tumor localization are described in comparison to clinical and epidemiological data as specified in tumor registers of the Saarland and the USA. Moreover, TNM stages, survival, recurrence, and metastasis rates are presented. Conclusion: Based on the documentation of the Munich Cancer Register our study is the first to present a detailed description of clinical and epidemiological data of patients suffering from head and neck malignomas.
|Translated title of the contribution
|Clinical and epidemiological data of patients with malignomas of the head and neck
|Laryngo- Rhino- Otologie
|Number of pages
|Published - 2002