Management of the clinically negative neck in early-stage head and neck cancers after transoral resection.

@article{Rodrigo2011ManagementOT,
  title={Management of the clinically negative neck in early-stage head and neck cancers after transoral resection.},
  author={Juan Pablo Rodrigo and Jatin P Shah and Carl E. Silver and Jesus E. Medina and Robert P. Takes and Kevin Robbins and Alessandra Rinaldo and Jochen Werner and Alfio Ferlito},
  journal={Head & neck},
  year={2011},
  volume={33 8},
  pages={1210-9}
}
The decision regarding treatment of the clinically negative neck has been debated extensively. This is particularly true with early-stage tumors for which surgery is the treatment of choice, and the tumor has been resected transorally without a cervical incision. Elective neck dissection in this situation is an additional procedure with potential associated morbidity. The alternative strategy for the clinically negative neck is to "wait and watch." Both an elective neck dissection policy and a… CONTINUE READING

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