Published in Cancer Weekly, September 16th, 2003
"Neck dissection plays a crucial role in the management of metastatic neck disease. Until recently, radical neck dissection has been the standard treatment for malignant cervical adenopathy irrespective of the nodal staging," investigators in the United States report.
"However, in recent years, there has been a trend toward the development of more conservative operations, wherein certain nonlymphatic structures and lymph node groups can be selectively preserved," wrote S. Samant and colleagues, University of Tennessee, Department of Otolaryngology, Head & Neck Surgery.
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