Distribution of metastatic lymph nodes in oropharyngeal carcinoma and its implications for the elective treatment of the neck.

@article{Vartanian2003DistributionOM,
  title={Distribution of metastatic lymph nodes in oropharyngeal carcinoma and its implications for the elective treatment of the neck.},
  author={Jos{\'e} Guilherme Vartanian and Everton Pontes and Ivan Marcelo Gonçalves Agra and Ol{\'i}mpio D Campos and Jo{\~a}o Gonçalves-Filho and Andr{\'e} Lopes Carvalho and Luiz Paulo Kowalski},
  journal={Archives of otolaryngology--head & neck surgery},
  year={2003},
  volume={129 7},
  pages={729-32}
}
OBJECTIVES To analyze the distribution of lymph node metastases in patients with oropharyngeal squamous cell carcinoma and improve the rationale for elective treatment of the neck. DESIGN AND SETTING Retrospective cohort study of patients evaluated from 1990 to 1998 in a tertiary cancer care center. PATIENTS The 81 consecutive patients who were… CONTINUE READING