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The role of radiotherapy in the treatment of neck metastases from head and neck cancer

  • Nemetallah A. Ghossein
  • Pierre Bataini
Part of the Cancer Treatment and Research book series (CTAR, volume 22)

Abstract

Anyone who attempts to familiarize himself with the voluminous literature on head and neck cancer will soon realize that there is a lack of uniformity in the treatment policies for patients with metastatic neck nodes secondary to squamous cell carcinoma. This is due mainly to the fact that the treatment methods are based on the philosophy and experience of the team leader involved in the management of these patients. Evidently, the management of neck nodes should depend primarily on the location and stage of the primary lesion, the extent of the neck disease, and the age and medical condition of the patient. In many centers, neck dissection for either clinically obvious or occult metastasis remains the accepted policy; reserving ratiation therapy for the surgical failures.

Keywords

Oral Cancer Neck Dissection Radical Neck Dissection Capsular Invasion Pyriform Sinus 
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  • Pierre Bataini

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