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Neck Dissection

"Neck Dissection" is a descriptor in the National Library of Medicine's controlled vocabulary thesaurus, MeSH (Medical Subject Headings). Descriptors are arranged in a hierarchical structure, which enables searching at various levels of specificity.

Dissection in the neck to remove all disease tissues including cervical LYMPH NODES and to leave an adequate margin of normal tissue. This type of surgery is usually used in tumors or cervical metastases in the head and neck. The prototype of neck dissection is the radical neck dissection described by Crile in 1906.


This graph shows the total number of publications written about "Neck Dissection" by people in Harvard Catalyst Profiles by year, and whether "Neck Dissection" was a major or minor topic of these publication.
Bar chart showing 112 publications over 24 distinct years, with a maximum of 12 publications in 2017
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