Management of cervical lymph nodes in patients with head and neck cancer

@article{Snow1992ManagementOC,
  title={Management of cervical lymph nodes in patients with head and neck cancer},
  author={Gordon B J Snow and Pavni Patel and C. Ren{\'e} Leemans and Rammohan M Tiwari},
  journal={European Archives of Oto-Rhino-Laryngology},
  year={1992},
  volume={249},
  pages={187-194}
}
The status of the cervical lymph nodes is the single most important prognostic factor in head and neck cancer. Unfortunately, clinical assessment of the neck is not very accurate, although newer imaging techniques such as CT, MRI and ultrasound-guided fine needle aspiration cytology can be used to improve upon the results of clinical palpation alone. While diagnostic techniques remain less than 100% accurate, the risk of occult disease in the neck will remain. If this occurrence is judged to be… CONTINUE READING
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