Cervical nodal metastases of unknown origin.

  title={Cervical nodal metastases of unknown origin.},
  author={Barth Leipzig and Mark L. Winter and James A. Hokanson},
  journal={The Laryngoscope},
  volume={91 4},
A study of 48 patients with metastatic carcinoma in the neck from an unknown primary site has revealed several facts. Among patients with squamous cell carcinoma, the three-year survival rate was 40%. Whether treated with surgery (radical neck dissection) or with radical irradiation alone, the response of these tumors was similar in smaller N1 nodes; when treated with a combined therapeutic approach, they responded well in larger (N2 and N3) cervical nodes. Whether or not the primary tumor was… CONTINUE READING