Metastatic carcinoma to the cervical nodes from an unknown head and neck primary site: Is there a need for neck dissection?

  title={Metastatic carcinoma to the cervical nodes from an unknown head and neck primary site: Is there a need for neck dissection?},
  author={M. P. Aslani and Khalil Sultanem and Te Voung and Michael Peter Hier and Tamim M Niazi and George Shenouda},
  journal={Head & neck},
  volume={29 6},
BACKGROUND The aim of the study was to evaluate the outcomes and patterns of failure in patients with metastatic carcinoma to cervical lymph nodes from an unknown head and neck primary origin, who were treated curatively with radiotherapy, with or without neck dissection. METHODS The study included 61 patients referred to the McGill University Hospital Centers from 1987 to 2002. The median age was 57 years, with male to female ratio of 4:1. Distribution of patients by N status was as follows… CONTINUE READING


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