A 34-year-old member asked:
What is the approximate healing time from a radical neck dissection?
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Internal Medicine 45 years experience
It depends: In general, any surgical wound is completely healed by six weeks but this can vary depending upon the age and condition of the patient.
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Surgical Oncology 18 years experience
Depends: Healing times are different for each individual, but plan on 6-8 weeks for recovery.
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A 45-year-old member asked:
Describe a radical neck dissection?
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Pediatric ENT and Head and Neck Surgery 41 years experience
Remove lymph nodes: The radical neck, or more commonly modified radical neck operation is mostly done for cancers of the head and neck. It is done to remove the lymph nodes from the neck that might harbor tumor cells, or clearly are positive for cancer.
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Last updated Mar 26, 2013
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