Evaluation of selective lymph node sampling in the node-negative neck.

@article{Wein2002EvaluationOS,
  title={Evaluation of selective lymph node sampling in the node-negative neck.},
  author={Richard O. Wein and Mark R Winkle and John D Norante and John U Coniglio},
  journal={The Laryngoscope},
  year={2002},
  volume={112 6},
  pages={1006-9}
}
OBJECTIVE To determine whether intraoperative selective lymph node sampling before neck dissection in the node-negative (N0) neck accurately reflects the disease content of the neck and can be used to assist in treatment selection. STUDY DESIGN A prospective clinical study at a university medical center. METHODS Over a 2-year period, 36 patients with head and neck squamous cell carcinoma scheduled to undergo 41 elective neck dissections were enrolled. At the initiation of the neck… CONTINUE READING