Effectiveness of lymphoscintigraphic sentinel node detection for cervical staging of patients with squamous cell carcinoma of the head and neck.

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PURPOSE To evaluate the feasibility and staging ability of the sentinel node (SN) technique for patients with squamous cell carcinoma of the oral cavity or oropharynx and clinically negative necks. This prospective study compares the histopathologic status of the SN with that of the remaining neck dissection tissues. PATIENTS AND METHODS Thirty previously… (More)

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