selective neck dissection


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selective neck dissection

A term of art referring to any type of cervical lymphadenectomy for managing cancer, in which one or more of the lymph node groups that would be otherwise removed in a radical neck dissection is preserved.

Type of selective neck dissections
Lateral neck dissection, posterolateral neck dissection, supraomohyoid neck dissection, extended supraomohyoid neck dissection.

selective neck dissection

Surgical oncology A procedure for managing laryngeal CA, in which only the anatomic regions most likely
to contain cancer-laden lymph nodes are removed, thus ↓ tissue loss, ↓ co-morbidity. See Head and neck cancer. Cf Radical neck dissection.

selective neck dissection

One of several operations used for staging and treatment of neck cancers. In the most commonly used approach, the tissues above the omohyoid, including the submandibular gland and lymphatics, are removed.
See also: dissection
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Shoulder disability after different selective neck dissections (levels II-IV versus levels II-V): A comparative study.
Selective neck dissection and sentinel node biopsy in head and neck squamous cell carcinomas.
The patient subsequently underwent a right superficial parotidectomy with facial nerve dissection, a right selective neck dissection encompassing zones two and three, and a wide local excision of the ear lesion.
The patient was referred to the senior author (JCO), and on September 14, 2009, she underwent a direct laryngoscopy (which showed good movement in both vocal cords), bilateral selective neck dissections, resection of recurrent disease in the central compartment, and bilateral paratracheal node dissections using the Xomed nerve integrity monitor (Figure 6).

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