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, cilt.136, ss.287-290, 2007 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 136 Konu: 2
  • Basım Tarihi: 2007
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1016/j.otohns.2006.08.009
  • Dergi Adı: OTOLARYNGOLOGY-HEAD AND NECK SURGERY
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.287-290

Özet

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.