Management of the clinically negative (N0) neck.

Karen T. Pitman, Robert Dean

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Abstract

The clinically negative (N0) neck is defined by its absence of palpable or radiographically suspicious lymph nodes. Management of patients staged N0 is controversial. Clinical studies have lacked sufficient power and follow-up time to show a survival benefit for any particular option. Current options include observation, elective neck irradiation, and elective neck dissection. Treatment plans are based on treatment of the primary tumor and surgeon preference.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)81-86
Number of pages6
JournalCurrent oncology reports
Volume4
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 2002
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Oncology

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