Treatment of neck nodes after induction chemotherapy in patients with primary advanced tumours

  title={Treatment of neck nodes after induction chemotherapy in patients with primary advanced tumours},
  author={Xavier Le{\'o}n and Miquel Quer and C{\'e}sar Or{\'u}s and Eva De Dios and Klaus Recher},
  journal={European Archives of Oto-Rhino-Laryngology},
Responsiveness of neck nodes to induction chemotherapy often differs from that of the primary tumour. We have conducted a retrospective study to evaluate the results of treating the neck in a cohort of 350 patients with locally advanced (T3–4) head and neck carcinomas treated with radiation therapy at the primary location of the tumour after induction chemotherapy. One hundred and thirty-nine patients (40%) did not have neck nodes on diagnosis (N0). The treatment of the neck included surgery in… CONTINUE READING

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