Do patients with oral and oropharyngeal squamous cell carcinoma benefit from elective contralateral neck dissection? A long-term analysis

M Lanzer, W Zemann, T H Lübbers, A Kruse, S Reinisch
OBJECTIVES: Oral and oropharyngeal squamous cell carcinoma puts the patient at risk for bilateral neck lymph node metastasis. For this reason, routine bilateral neck dissection is preferred by some surgeons as the treatment of choice, even in N0-necks, despite the morbidity of this procedure. METHODS: Utilising data of 496 patients with squamous cell carcinoma of the head and neck region treated at
doi:10.5167/uzh-70818 fatcat:pydwlhywvndvxgqaraxb2kkcf4