Is dissection of level IV necessary in patients with T1-T3 N0 tongue cancer?

@article{Khafif2001IsDO,
  title={Is dissection of level IV necessary in patients with T1-T3 N0 tongue cancer?},
  author={Avi Khafif and Juan Ram{\'o}n L{\'o}pez-Garza and Jos{\'e}M. Medina},
  journal={The Laryngoscope},
  year={2001},
  volume={111 6},
  pages={
          1088-90
        }
}
OBJECTIVE Dissection of the lower jugular level of lymph nodes (level IV), as part of an elective neck dissection, has been advocated recently for all patients with oral tongue cancer because of the possibility of "skip metastases" to levels III and IV. The current study was undertaken to evaluate the need to perform a dissection of level IV in patients with oral tongue cancer with no clinical evidence of nodal metastases. METHODS Fifty-one patients with T1-3, N0 squamous cell carcinoma of… CONTINUE READING
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