Wait-and-see policy for the N0 neck in early-stage oral and oropharyngeal squamous cell carcinoma using ultrasonography-guided cytology: is there a role for identification of the sentinel node?

@article{Nieuwenhuis2002WaitandseePF,
  title={Wait-and-see policy for the N0 neck in early-stage oral and oropharyngeal squamous cell carcinoma using ultrasonography-guided cytology: is there a role for identification of the sentinel node?},
  author={Eline J C Nieuwenhuis and J. A. Castelijns and Rik J. Pijpers and Michiel W M van den Brekel and Ruud H. Brakenhoff and Isa{\"a}c van der Waal and Gordon B J Snow and C. Ren{\'e} Leemans},
  journal={Head & neck},
  year={2002},
  volume={24 3},
  pages={282-9}
}
BACKGROUND Management of the N0 neck in patients with head and neck squamous cell carcinoma (SCC) remains controversial. We describe the outcome of patients who underwent transoral tumor excision and a wait-and-see policy for the neck staged N0 by ultrasonography-guided cytology (USgFNAC). Because selection of lymph nodes for USgFNAC is currently based on size criteria, we investigated the additional value of sentinel node (SN) identification. METHODS The outcome of 161 patients with T1-T2… CONTINUE READING
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