Published in Medical Devices and Surgical Technology Week, January 4th, 2009
"Patients who underwent elective neck dissection (END) from 1985 to 2002 were analyzed. A total of 337 patients underwent END. The majority of patients (67%) had advanced stage disease (T3/T4). Occult metastases were present (pN+) in 168 patients (50%), with extracapsular spread (ECS) present in 72 patients (43%). Five-year DFS for patients with...
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