Elective and therapeutic selective neck dissection.

@article{Ferlito2006ElectiveAT,
  title={Elective and therapeutic selective neck dissection.},
  author={Alfio Ferlito and A. Mezzarane Rinaldo and Carl E. Silver and Christine G Gourin and Jatin P Shah and Gary L Clayman and Luiz Paulo Kowalski and Ashok R Shaha and Kevin Robbins and Carlos Ernesto Suarez and C. Ren{\'e} Leemans and Petra Ambrosch and J. M.ª Espadeler Medina and Randal S. Weber and Eric M. Genden and Phillip Kevin Pellitteri and Jochen Werner and Eugene N. Myers},
  journal={Oral oncology},
  year={2006},
  volume={42 1},
  pages={
          14-25
        }
}
Selective neck dissection is a modification of the more comprehensive modified radical or radical neck dissection that is designed to remove only those nodal levels considered to be at risk for harboring nodal metastases. The role of selective neck dissection continues to evolve: while initially designed as a staging and diagnostic procedure for patients without clinical evidence of nodal disease, a growing body of literature suggests that selective neck dissection has a therapeutic role in… CONTINUE READING
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