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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