Prognostic significance of microscopic and macroscopic extracapsular spread from metastatic tumor in the cervical lymph nodes.

Abstract

It has been established that the presence or absence of cervical node metastases in patients with head and neck squamous cell carcinoma (HNSCC) is a powerful prognostic indicator. This report reviews the evolution of thinking over the past 70 years with regard to the import and detection of cervical nodal metastases which exhibit spread of tumor beyond the… (More)

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