radical neck dissection, all lymph nodes in the neck are removed. Some of the
non-lymphatic structures are left intact.
Also Known As:
- Lymph node metastasis treatment
Conditions Treated with Modified Radical Neck
Modified radical neck dissection may be performed in
cases of metastatic cancer to the lymph nodes.
There are no
comparable non-surgical alternatives to modified radical neck dissection.
Radical neck dissection is a surgical alternative to the procedure.
Anesthesia with Modified Radical Neck
neck dissection is performed under general anesthesia, which means that the
patient is asleep and completely unaware during the procedure.
Potential Complications from Modified Radical
following modified radical neck dissection include infection, bleeding, dry
mouth and a negative reaction to the anesthesia. It is also possible for there
to be damage to the veins, nerves and arteries.