Endoscopic Selective Neck Dissection via Retroauricular Approach

Joo Hyun Kim, Jae Hong Park
2021 Korean Journal of Otorhinolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery  
Lymph node metastasis is the single, most powerful prognostic factor in head and neck squamous cell cancer, which means that cervical lymph node management should be considered even in treatment of a clinically node-negative neck. More conservative and selective techniques of neck dissection have been developed ever since radical neck dissection was first introduced. Despite that selective neck dissection provides less functional damage, disfiguring scar after neck dissection still remains
more » ... still remains inevitable. Recently, surgical endoscopy and robotic system was introduced and many clinical trials for aesthetic approach for neck dissection using endoscopy have shown their feasibility and safety. Hereby, we describe the preparation and surgical procedure for endoscopic selective neck dissection (level I, II, and III) via retroauricular approach for 41-year-old male patient with clinically node-negative oral tongue cancer.
doi:10.3342/kjorl-hns.2021.00115 fatcat:zqyiusaa6zhsdpqn7jgkpegjby