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Clinical Challenges in Otolaryngology
December 2004

Selective Neck Dissection for Cervical MetastasisWhat Do We Really Know?

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KAREN H.CALHOUNMD

 

RONALD B.KUPPERSMITHMD

Arch Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2004;130(12):1435. doi:10.1001/archotol.130.12.1435

One aspect of major emphasis in the realm of the surgical treatment of patients with head and neck cancer has been the application of more tissue-preserving procedures to reduce, as much as possible, disease-related morbidity. The appropriate use of such procedures requires that, when performed, they provide a level of cancer control equivalent, or very nearly so, to the traditional, more radical operations. A facet of management that has drawn considerable attention in this regard for many years is how to best manage cervical lymph node metastasis.figure

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