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[Systematic neck dissection in squamous cell carcinoma of the oral cavity].

Authors
  • Benlyazid, A
  • Sarini, J
  • Marques, B
  • Garrido-Stowhas, I
  • Delord, J-P
  • Zerdoud, S
  • Rives, M
Type
Published Article
Journal
Annales d'oto-laryngologie et de chirurgie cervico faciale : bulletin de la Société d'oto-laryngologie des hôpitaux de Paris
Publication Date
Dec 01, 2007
Volume
124
Issue
6
Pages
285–291
Identifiers
PMID: 17673159
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

The systematic cervical lymph node dissection remains the most effective means to obtain the neck control of squamous cell cancers of the oral cavity. It however was applied without therapeutic value for 45% of the patients of this series. The validation of the sentinel node concept as a method of cervical staging should make it possible to avoid this surgical procedure in more than one third of the cases.

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