Radical neck dissection

Susan D. McCammon, Jatin P. Shah

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Originally developed as a technique of monoblock lymphadenectomy for head and neck malignancies, radical neck dissection has been increasingly modified to minimize morbid dysfunction and disfigurement while preserving diagnostic and therapeutic integrity. Indications for the original radical procedure still exist in certain cases of cervical metastasis and are reviewed here, along with detailed surgical technique for the procedure. Contraindications and complications are also addressed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)152-159
Number of pages8
JournalOperative Techniques in Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery
Issue number3 SPEC.ISS.
StatePublished - Sep 2004
Externally publishedYes


  • Complications
  • Contraindications
  • Indications
  • Radical neck dissection
  • Surgical technique

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Otorhinolaryngology


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