Retropharyngeal node dissection in cancer of the oropharynx and hypopharynx.

@article{Hasegawa1994RetropharyngealND,
  title={Retropharyngeal node dissection in cancer of the oropharynx and hypopharynx.},
  author={Yasuhisa Hasegawa and Hiroshi Matsuura},
  journal={Head & neck},
  year={1994},
  volume={16 2},
  pages={173-80}
}
The purpose of this study was to investigate the incidence of metastases to retropharyngeal (RP) nodes and to evaluate the results of RP node dissections in advanced carcinomas of the oropharynx and hypopharynx. Twenty-four patients with stage III/IV squamous cell carcinomas of the oropharynx and hypopharynx were treated with standard resection, RP node dissection up to the base of the skull, and radiotherapy of 50 Gy postoperatively to the RP space if RP nodes were involved. Fifty percent (12… CONTINUE READING
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