functional neck dissection


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functional neck dissection

operation to remove metastases to the lymph nodes of the neck; differs from a radical neck dissection by preserving any of the following structures: the sternocleidomastoid muscle, the spinal accessory nerve, and the internal jugular vein.

func·tion·al neck dis·sec·tion

(FND) (fŭngk'shŭn-ăl nek di-sek'shŭn)
Operation to remove metastases to the lymph nodes of the neck; differs from a radical neck dissection by preserving any of the following structures: the sternocleidomastoid muscle, the spinal accessory nerve, and the internal jugular vein.
Synonym(s): limited neck dissection.

func·tion·al neck dis·sec·tion

(fŭngk'shŭn-ăl nek di-sek'shŭn)
Operation to remove metastases to the lymph nodes of the neck.
Synonym(s): limited neck dissection.
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