Selective neck dissections for squamous carcinoma of the upper aerodigestive tract: patterns of regional failure.

@article{Byers1999SelectiveND,
  title={Selective neck dissections for squamous carcinoma of the upper aerodigestive tract: patterns of regional failure.},
  author={Robert M. Byers and Gary L Clayman and D. Ric McGill and Ted F. Andrews and R P Kare and Dianna B. Roberts and Helmuth Goepfert},
  journal={Head & neck},
  year={1999},
  volume={21 6},
  pages={499-505}
}
BACKGROUND Surgeons have been using selective neck dissections in the treatment of squamous carcinoma of the upper aerodigestive tract for over 20 years. To date, no data is available that can answer the question "What are the patterns of failure in the neck following a selective neck dissection and is a selective neck dissection a reliable procedure for metastatic disease?" METHODS To answer this question, the medical records of all patients with squamous carcinoma of the oral cavity… CONTINUE READING