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June 2003

Dissecting the "Endoscopic Neck"

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Copyright 2003 American Medical Association. All Rights Reserved. Applicable FARS/DFARS Restrictions Apply to Government Use.2003

Arch Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2003;129(6):612. doi:10.1001/archotol.129.6.612

Few of us are so unhappy with our neck dissection results that we lay awake at night thinking of endoscopic approaches. After all, the operation is designed to treat cancer. At first glance, the report of Terris et al1 on achieving an "endoscopic" neck dissection seems nothing more than a difficult way to do a straightforward operation. So what does this report allow us to do?