Performance of the internal jugular vein after functional neck dissection.

  title={Performance of the internal jugular vein after functional neck dissection.},
  author={G M Lake and Laurence J Dinardo and J H Demeo},
  journal={Otolaryngology--head and neck surgery : official journal of American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery},
  volume={111 3 Pt 1},
The objective of this study was to assess internal jugular vein performance after functional neck dissection in routine and extended head and neck surgical procedures, including bilateral neck dissections, treatment of radiation failures, and those combined with microvascular free grafts. Because the indications for functional neck dissection in our practice have increased. It is important to assess the use of the procedure in these circumstances. Although previous work has suggested the… CONTINUE READING