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Efficacy of Neck Dissection in the Management of Isolated Nodal Recurrence after Head and Neck Cancer Treatment.
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PMID:  23314989     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
The status of the regional cervical lymphatics is one of the most significant prognostic indicators in head and neck cancers. The traditional treatment for cancers with cervical nodal metastasis has been surgical. With the global trend towards organ-preserving therapy, chemoradiation has gained increasing popularity over primary surgical therapies for cancers in the head and neck region. The subsequent management of the neck for those with residual or recurrent nodal metastasis, however, has become one of the most debated topics in the field of head and neck oncology. This review addressed several important controversies, including the optimal assessment of the nodal response to chemoradiation, the potential role and the oncological results of planned and salvage neck dissection after chemoradiation, as well as the type and extent of neck dissection required in order to achieve the optimal balance between tumour control and surgical morbidities. Further clinical trials and on-going research will help us to define the best therapeutic option in such circumstances.
Jimmy Yu-Wai Chan
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Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2013-1-15
Journal Detail:
Title:  Current oncology reports     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1534-6269     ISO Abbreviation:  Curr Oncol Rep     Publication Date:  2013 Jan 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2013-1-14     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  100888967     Medline TA:  Curr Oncol Rep     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
Division of Head and Neck Surgery, Department of Surgery, University of Hong Kong Li Ka Shing Faculty of Medicine, Queen Mary Hospital, 102 Pokfulam Road, Hong Kong, SAR, China,
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