Researchers identify risk factors for soft tissue necrosis in OSCC

A specific subset of patients with oropharyngeal squamous cell carcinoma who undergo transoral robotic surgery and postoperative radiotherapy demonstrated an increased risk for late consequential surgical bed soft tissue necrosis, according to results of a retrospective analysis. Risk factors included tonsillar location, radiation dose to the surgical bed, depth of resection and severe mucositis, results showed.