Surgery – MCQ 29 – A patient has carcinoma of right tongue on its lateral border

A patient has carcinoma of right tongue on its lateral border of anterior 2/3rd, with lymph node of size 4 cm in level 3 on the side of the neck, stage of disease is
a) N0
b) N1
c) N2
d) N3

Correct answer : c) N2

AJCC staging for oral cavity tumours:

  • N0 – No clinically palpable lymph nodes
  • N1 – Single ipsilateral node less than 3cm
  • N2a – Single ipsilateral lymph node 3-6cm
  • N2b – Multiple ipsilateral lymph nodes less than 6cm
  • N2c – Bilateral / Contralateral lymph nodes less than 6cm
  • N3 – Nodes more than 6cm

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