Patterns of cervical node metastases from squamous carcinoma of the oropharynx and hypopharynx.

@article{Candela1990PatternsOC,
  title={Patterns of cervical node metastases from squamous carcinoma of the oropharynx and hypopharynx.},
  author={Fabrizio Candela and Kunal Kothari and Jatin P Shah},
  journal={Head & neck},
  year={1990},
  volume={12 3},
  pages={197-203}
}
A retrospective review of 333 previously untreated patients from 1965 to 1986, with primary squamous cell carcinoma of the oropharynx or hypopharynx, was undertaken to ascertain the prevalence of neck node metastases by neck level. The 333 patients underwent 344 classical radical neck dissections. Patients were grouped by clinical neck status at the time of neck dissection: elective dissection in the N0 neck (N = 71), and immediate therapeutic dissection in the N+ neck (N = 259). Detailed… CONTINUE READING