Significance of node biopsy before definitive treatment of cervical metastatic carcinoma.

@article{Mcguirt1978SignificanceON,
  title={Significance of node biopsy before definitive treatment of cervical metastatic carcinoma.},
  author={W F Mcguirt and Brian F McCabe},
  journal={The Laryngoscope},
  year={1978},
  volume={88 4},
  pages={594-7}
}
A survey was made of 714 radical neck dissections done alone or in combination with resection of a primary malignancy. Sixty-four (8.9%) of the patients had had a cervical node biopsy before diagnosis and definitive treatment. The complications of wound necrosis, local cervical recurrence, and distant metastasis were significantly higher in those patients… CONTINUE READING