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Selective lateral neck dissection for laryngeal cancer in the clinically negative neck: is it justified?

  • Alfio Ferlito (a1) and Alessandra Rinaldo (a2)

Selective lateral neck dissection is a recently-introduced surgical procedure for the treatment of cervical lymph nodes believed to be at risk of metastasis from primary malignant neoplasms of the upper respiratory and digestive tracts. Its value in the management of the clinically negative neck in cancer of the larynx is discussed.

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Address for correspondence: Alfio Ferlito, M.D., Department of Otolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery, University of Udine, Policlinico Cittá di Udine, Viale Venezia 410, 33100 Udine, Italy. Fax: +39 432 532179 e-mail: clorl@dsc.
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