modified neck dissection

modified neck dissection

A subtotal resection of the neck, usually for cancer of the floor of the mouth, which preserves the spinal accessory nerve, internal jugular vein and sternocleidomastoid muscle.

modified neck dissection

Surgery A subtotal resection of the neck region, usually for CA of the floor of the mouth; most MNDs preserve the spinal accessory nerve, internal jugular vein, and sternocleidomastoid muscle. See Commando operation. Cf Radical neck dissection.
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A resection of the soft palate was performed along with a radical neck dissection on the right and a modified neck dissection on the left.
A 54-year-old man with T1N2bM0 squamous cell carcinoma of the right pharyngoepiglottic fold (status post fight modified neck dissection and subsequent radiation therapy 3 years earlier) was referred to our sleep center with complaints of poor sleep, somnambulance (sleepwalking), and somniloquy (sleep talking).
Analysis of disability resulting from treatment including radical neck dissection or modified neck dissection.
A prospective study of shoulder disability resulting from radical and modified neck dissections.
Modified neck dissection for metastatic testicular carcinoma.
We performed a modified neck dissection in conjunction with a parotidectomy because our patient's tumor--a sebaceous gland carcinoma-is known to behave in an aggressive manner.
The patient returned for treatment and underwent a supraglottic laryngectomy with negative surgical margins and a left modified neck dissection.
6] Efforts to preserve the spinal accessory nerve have gained widespread approval, as various studies have shown that rates of subsequent nodal recurrence do not differ significantly among the various modified neck dissection techniques.

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