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Poster Presentations: American Head and Neck Society
August 2006

P153 Management of the N0 Neck: Failure Rates and Salvageability After Surgery, Irradiation, or Observation

Arch Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2006;132(8):895. doi:10.1001/archotol.132.8.895-a

Washington University School of Medicine, St Louis, Mo;

Loyola University Medical Center, Maywood, Ill

Objective: To clarify optimal management of the N0 neck by comparing both initial failure rates and salvageability of evolving cancer in the neck after elective neck dissection (END), elective neck irradiation (ENI), or observation.

Design: Retrospective clinical data review.

Setting: University-affiliated, tertiary care Department of Veterans Affairs Medical Center.