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Poster Presentations: American Head and Neck Society
August 2006

P036 Is the Dissection of Level IV Necessary in Squamous Cell Carcinoma of Larynx With N0 Neck?

Arch Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2006;132(8):872. doi:10.1001/archotol.132.8.872-b

Objective: To study the prevalence of lymphatic metastases to level IV in squamous cell carcinoma (SCC) of the larynx and compare this prevalence between clinically positive (cN+) and negative (cN0) necks and evaluate the possibility of isolated metastases to this level.

Design: Retrospective study.

Setting: Tertiary referral university center.

Patients: Thirty-one patients submitted to laryngectomies and neck dissections were enrolled in this study.

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