European Archives of Oto-Rhino-Laryngology

, Volume 250, Issue 8, pp 429–431

The pathologist's appraisal of neck dissections

  • R. L. Carter


A critical assessment is presented on the discription and interpretation of histopathological findings in neck dissections undertaken in patients with squamous carcinomas originating in the head and neck. The topics covered include the localization and measurement of nodal metastases, variant histopathological appearances, micrometastases and extranodal spread.

Key words

Squamous carcinoma Lymph nodes Neck dissection Histopathology 


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Copyright information

© Springer-Verlag 1993

Authors and Affiliations

  • R. L. Carter
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Histopathology, Haddow LaboratoriesRoyal Marsden HospitalSuttonUK

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