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Supraomohyoid neck dissection

Supraomohyoid neck dissection

Supraomohyoid neck dissection: Supraomohyoid neck dissection is the removal of metastatic lymph nodes (levels II, III and possibly level I) in the neck while preserving the internal jugular vein, sternocleidomastoid muscle, and regional accessory nerve (spinal accessory nerve), with the purpose of eliminating metastatic cancer to the lymph nodes.

Diseases And Conditions Treated: Supraomohyoid neck dissection

These diseases and conditions may be treated with the surgical procedure Supraomohyoid neck dissection:

  • Metastatic neck cancer to the lymph nodes (levels II and III)

Other Surgical Options: Supraomohyoid neck dissection

Surgical procedure options to consider as an alternative for Supraomohyoid neck dissection may include these surgeries:

Anesthetic Requirements for Supraomohyoid neck dissection

These surgical anesthetic requirements for the procedure Supraomohyoid neck dissection may include:

Procedure Complications: Supraomohyoid neck dissection

Possible surgical complications of Supraomohyoid neck dissection may include:

  • Bleeding
  • Infection (higher risk without lymph nodes)
  • Adverse reaction to anesthesia
  • Damage to veins, arteries, nerves
  • Dry mouth

Supraomohyoid neck dissection: Other Names

Other names for this medical surgical procedures (Supraomohyoid neck dissection) include:

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