Planned neck dissection after definitive radiotherapy or chemoradiation for base of tongue cancers.

@article{Hitchcock2007PlannedND,
  title={Planned neck dissection after definitive radiotherapy or chemoradiation for base of tongue cancers.},
  author={Ying Jia Hitchcock and Brandon G. Bentz and Pramod K Sharma and Christine Fang and Jonathan Tward and Lisa Pappas and Jergin Chen and J. K. Hayes and Dennis C. Shrieve},
  journal={Otolaryngology--head and neck surgery : official journal of American Academy of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery},
  year={2007},
  volume={137 3},
  pages={422-7}
}
OBJECTIVES The study goal was to analyze the role of planned neck dissection for squamous cell carcinoma of the base of the tongue treated with definitive radiotherapy or chemoradiation. STUDY DESIGN, SETTING: We conducted a retrospective study of patients with squamous cell carcinoma of the base of the tongue undergoing planned neck dissection after definitive radiotherapy or chemoradiation. RESULTS Twenty-two of 41 (53.7%) patients had one to six positive residual lymph nodes after… CONTINUE READING