The sentinel node concept in head and neck cancer: solution for the controversies in the N0 neck?


BACKGROUND The majority of patients with head and neck squamous cell carcinoma (HNSCC) who have a clinical N0 neck undergo neck dissection (ND) even though no lymph node metastases may be detected. With this background, our investigation critically analyzes the value of sentinel lymphadenectomy. METHODS Ninety patients with HNSCC, all staged with an N0… (More)


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