Selective dissection of levels II-III with intraoperative control of the upper and middle jugular nodes: a therapeutic option for the N0 neck.

@article{Len2001SelectiveDO,
  title={Selective dissection of levels II-III with intraoperative control of the upper and middle jugular nodes: a therapeutic option for the N0 neck.},
  author={Xavier Le{\'o}n and Miquel Quer and C{\'e}sar Or{\'u}s and Francisco Jos{\'e} Sancho and S{\'i}lvia Bagu{\'e} and Javier Burgues},
  journal={Head & neck},
  year={2001},
  volume={23 6},
  pages={441-6}
}
BACKGROUND Selective neck dissections are accepted elective treatment in N0 patients. We present the results of a dissection of levels II to III and intraoperative pathologic control of a sample of subdigastric and supraomohyoid nodes in a group of patients with laryngeal carcinoma. When intraoperative analysis was positive, dissection of levels IV and V was completed. METHODS Between 1991 and 1997, 145 neck dissections with intraoperative control were carried out in 79 patients with… CONTINUE READING
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