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The Role of Modified Neck Dissection in the Treatment of Cutaneous Melanoma of the Head and Neck

The Role of Modified Neck Dissection in the Treatment of Cutaneous Melanoma of the Head and Neck Abstract • One hundred eighty-one patients were treated with a modified neck dissection for suspected or proved metastatic melanoma during a ten-year period. The overall failure rate in the neck was 16%. Eighty-three percent of the patients with neck recurrence died of disseminated disease. A modified neck dissection that preserves important functional and cosmetic structures but does not compromise cancer control seemed to be appropriate treatment for actual or suspected melanoma metastatic to cervical nodes. (Arch Surg 1986;121:1338-1341) References 1. Turkula LD, Woods JE: Limited or selected nodal dissection for malignant melanoma of the head and neck . Am J Surg 1984;148:446-448.Crossref 2. Santini H, Byers RM, Wolf PF: Melanoma metastatic to cervical and parotid nodes from an unknown primary . Am J Surg 1985;150:510-512.Crossref 3. Goepfert H, Jesse RH, Ballantyne AJ: Posterior lateral neck dissection . Arch Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg 1980;106:618-620.Crossref 4. Rouviere M: Anatomy of the Human Lymphatic System . Ann Arbor, Mich, Edward Brothers Inc, 1938, pp 5-83. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Archives of Surgery American Medical Association

The Role of Modified Neck Dissection in the Treatment of Cutaneous Melanoma of the Head and Neck

Archives of Surgery , Volume 121 (11) – Nov 1, 1986

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American Medical Association
Copyright
Copyright © 1986 American Medical Association. All Rights Reserved.
ISSN
0004-0010
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1538-3644
DOI
10.1001/archsurg.1986.01400110130022
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Abstract

Abstract • One hundred eighty-one patients were treated with a modified neck dissection for suspected or proved metastatic melanoma during a ten-year period. The overall failure rate in the neck was 16%. Eighty-three percent of the patients with neck recurrence died of disseminated disease. A modified neck dissection that preserves important functional and cosmetic structures but does not compromise cancer control seemed to be appropriate treatment for actual or suspected melanoma metastatic to cervical nodes. (Arch Surg 1986;121:1338-1341) References 1. Turkula LD, Woods JE: Limited or selected nodal dissection for malignant melanoma of the head and neck . Am J Surg 1984;148:446-448.Crossref 2. Santini H, Byers RM, Wolf PF: Melanoma metastatic to cervical and parotid nodes from an unknown primary . Am J Surg 1985;150:510-512.Crossref 3. Goepfert H, Jesse RH, Ballantyne AJ: Posterior lateral neck dissection . Arch Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg 1980;106:618-620.Crossref 4. Rouviere M: Anatomy of the Human Lymphatic System . Ann Arbor, Mich, Edward Brothers Inc, 1938, pp 5-83.

Journal

Archives of SurgeryAmerican Medical Association

Published: Nov 1, 1986

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