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Table 1 Patient characteristics

From: Clinical significance of SUVmax in 18F-FDG PET/CT scan for detecting nodal metastases in patients with oral squamous cell carcinoma

Character Value
Sex
 Male 23
 Female 13
Age
 Mean 67.3 ± 10.0
 Range 37–88
Primary tumor sites
 Oral tongue 16
 Gum 12
 Floor of mouth 8
T classification
 T1 5
 T2 16
 T3 7
 T3 8
N classification
 N0 23
 N1 3
 N2a 1
 N2b 7
 N2c 2
Neck dissections
 Ulilateral 32
 Bilateral 4
Type of neck dissection
 SOHND (levels I–III) 15
 Extended SOHND (levels I–IV) 5
 MRND, typeIII(levels I–V) 19
 LND (levels II–IV) 1
  1. SOHND supramohyoid neck dissection, MRND modified radical neck dissection with preservation of sternocleidomastoid muscle, internal jugular vein, and spinal accessory nerve, LND lateral neck dissection