Selective neck dissection is a procedure that is primarily indicated in patients with clinically negative nodal disease in which there is a high risk of occult metastases. Others have advocated its use for patients with
W. Jarrard Goodwin, MD, FACS
Commentary (Goodwin): Current Concepts in Surgical Management of Neck Metastases from Head and Neck Cancer
Management of the neck lymph nodes is a critical factor in the success of treatment for patients with malignant head and neck tumors. Recurrence in the neck is an important cause of treatment failure, second in frequency only to recurrence at the primary site [1,2].