Elective neck dissection for no neck during salvage total laryngectomy: findings, complications, and oncological outcome.

@article{Basheeth2013ElectiveND,
  title={Elective neck dissection for no neck during salvage total laryngectomy: findings, complications, and oncological outcome.},
  author={Naveed Basheeth and Gerard O'leary and Patrick Sheahan},
  journal={JAMA otolaryngology-- head & neck surgery},
  year={2013},
  volume={139 8},
  pages={790-6}
}
IMPORTANCE Optimum management of the clinically negative neck in the presence of primary site recurrence of laryngeal or hypopharyngeal cancer remains unclear. OBJECTIVE To examine the incidence of occult cervical nodal metastatic disease in patients undergoing salvage laryngectomy with necks clinically staged as N0 at the time of recurrence and to define the role of elective neck dissection in this population with regard to risk of complications and oncologic outcomes. DESIGN Retrospective… CONTINUE READING
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