The Necessity of Dissection of Level IIb in Laryngeal Squamous Cell Carcinoma: A Clinical Study

Dundar R., Aslan H., Ozbay C., Basoglu S., Guvenc I. A., Ogredik E. A., ...More

OTOLARYNGOLOGY-HEAD AND NECK SURGERY, vol.146, no.3, pp.390-394, 2012 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 146 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 2012
  • Doi Number: 10.1177/0194599811430818
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.390-394
  • Keywords: laryngeal squamous cell carcinoma, selective neck dissection, cervical metastasis, level IIb, frozen section, spinal accessory nerve, shoulder dysfunction, LYMPH-NODE METASTASIS, NECK DISSECTION, ACCESSORY NERVE, SHOULDER PAIN, DYSFUNCTION, CANCER, HEAD
  • Acibadem Mehmet Ali Aydinlar University Affiliated: No


Objective. Head and neck squamous cell carcinomas readily metastasize to adjacent cervical lymph nodes. This is seen frequently in laryngeal squamous cell carcinoma (LSCC), and neck dissection may be performed in addition to excision of the primary lesion. The aim of this study was to define the frequency of level IIb metastasis to the lymph nodes in patients who underwent selective neck dissection because of LSCC.