Radical or modified neck dissection: a therapeutic dilemma.

  title={Radical or modified neck dissection: a therapeutic dilemma.},
  author={R H Jesse and A J Ballantyne and David L. Larson},
  journal={American journal of surgery},
  volume={136 4},
Three hundred ten evaluable patients received a classic, functional, or spinal accessory-nerve-sparing neck dissection during 1970 to 1975. The functional procedure was at least equal to the classic procedure in the patients in whom it was employed. The spinal accessory-nerve-sparing operation is offered as an alternative to the classic procedure in all patients in whom the nerve is not directly invaded by cancer. If these guidelines are followed, the patient will rarely experience the pain and… CONTINUE READING

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