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Head and Neck: Dissection and Reconstruction Manual

The ‘Head and Neck Dissection and Reconstruction Manual’ is compiled by the Chinese University of Hong Kong (CUHK) Head and Neck Course faculty and edited by Professor A Van Hasselt and E Wong. The Manual is specifically aimed at ENT...

Extent of central neck dissection in the patients with thyroid carcinoma

The first level of lymphatic spread in well-differentiated thyroid carcinoma is to the central compartment of the neck, namely, the paratracheal, prelaryngeal and pretracheal lymph nodes. Central neck dissection may carry an increased morbidity, namely, hypoparathyroidism and recurrent laryngeal nerve...

Temporal Bone Dissection Guide - Second Edition

In the second edition of this popular dissection guide the authors have raised the bar even higher, expanding on the infratemporal and middle fossa dissection guide. There is also a brief description of the use of endoscopes in middle ear...

Endoscopic Sinonasal Dissection Guide: Second Edition

Unlike many endoscopic dissection books, this dissection manual focuses exclusively on surgery without reference to the physiology or medical treatment of sinus disease. For trainee surgeons that are keen to improve on surgical skills alone, this definitely fits the brief....

A comparison of cold dissection, coblation and diode laser tonsillectomy

Excellence in tonsillectomy is based on the time taken, blood loss and rapid recovery with minimal pain. In this study, 120 children underwent tonsillectomy by three methods, namely cold dissection, coblation and diode laser dissection in three randomly allocated groups...

5-cm incision for neck dissection and free flap reconstruction

Patients with oral cavity squamous cell carcinoma (SCC) will commonly require neck dissection as it is associated with a higher rate of overall and disease free survival. Free flap reconstruction of the defect following surgical resection is considered the gold...

Octreotide in the medical management of chyle fistula post neck dissection

Chyle leak, although rare (1% and 2.5%), is a well-documented complication following surgical dissection of the neck. Although the left side of the neck is the most common site, chyle fistulas have been reported in the right side of the...

Neck dissection in adenoid cystic carcinoma is a risk worth taking?

This paper from Stanford University presents impressive figures to guide the debate on the extent of surgical management in adenoid cystic disease. Adenoid cystic carcinomas present a particular problem in that they can recur even after 20 years. They have...

JLO surgical video: right selective neck dissection levels 2-5

Surgical training has become more challenging following the introduction of the European Working Time Directive. The consequences of reducing the amount of time we operate has driven us to look for other resources to fill this gap. These initially began...

Shoulder function in patients undergoing neck dissection: its effects on work and leisure activities

Shoulder dysfunction is common after neck dissection and includes shoulder pain, limited abduction and scapular winging. Modifications of the radical neck dissection were designed to limit morbidity, however, even with accessory nerve-sparing neck dissections, shoulder dysfunction can be seen. Shoulder...

Temporal Bone Dissection Course 2017