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Anterior Neck Dissection

Posted On: 04-28-2015
Anterior Neck Dissection

What is Anterior Neck Dissection?

Anterior neck dissection involves removing metastatic lymph nodes (levels II, III and IV) while preserving the spinal accessory nerve, internal jugular vein and sternocleidomastoid muscle.

Also Known As:

  • Neck dissection
  • Neck surgery

Conditions Treated with Anterior Neck Dissection:

Anterior neck dissection is utilized for cases of metastatic neck cancer to the lymph nodes in levels II, III and IV.

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Non-Surgical or Other Surgical Alternatives to Anterior Neck Dissection:

There are no comparable non-surgical alternatives to anterior neck dissection. Radical neck dissection and modified radical neck dissection are surgical alternatives to the procedure.

Anesthesia with Anterior Neck Dissection:

Anterior neck dissection is performed under general anesthesia, which means that the patient is asleep and completely unaware during the procedure.

Potential Complications from Anterior Neck Dissection:

Possible risks following anterior neck dissection include bleeding, dry mouth and a negative reaction to the anesthesia. It is also possible to experience damage to arteries, nerves and veins. Additionally, there is a greater risk of future infection without the lymph nodes.

Recovery from Anterior Neck Dissection:

Recovery time after anterior neck dissection is two to three days.

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