Is routine inclusion of level IV necessary in neck dissection for clinically NO supraglottic carcinoma?


Cagli S. , Yuece I., Gueney E.

OTOLARYNGOLOGY-HEAD AND NECK SURGERY, vol.136, no.2, pp.287-290, 2007 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 136 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2007
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.otohns.2006.08.009
  • Title of Journal : OTOLARYNGOLOGY-HEAD AND NECK SURGERY
  • Page Numbers: pp.287-290

Abstract

OBJECTIVE: Elective level II to IV dissection has become a common practice for patients with NO neck and supraglottic laryngeal carcinoma. Several authors have questioned the necessity of dissecting level IV and the possible risk of associated morbidities such as chyle leak and phrenic nerve injury.