Surgery: Oral Cavity

X = complete
* = partial
o = optional

Tissues Removed
Types of Surgery Tumor Destruction Tumor Only Organ Lymph Nodes Other Organs
Cryosurgery *        
Electrocautery (without specimen) *        
Laser surgerywithout specimen *        
Laser surgerywith specimen   */X      
Excisional biopsy     *    
Local surgical excision
examples: hemiglossectomy, tonsillectomy, alveolectomy
Radical excision
examples: total glossectomy
  X °   °
Local or radical excisionwith radical neck dissection
examples: en bloc resection, commando procedure
  X X   °
Radical neck dissection only       X  
Surgery of regional/distant sites/nodes only         °