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What is the approximate healing time from a radical neck dissection?

What is the approximate healing time from a radical neck dissection?

Depends: Healing times are different for each individual, but plan on 6-8 weeks for recovery. ...Read more

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I was wondering what are the side effects of a radical neck dissection?

I was wondering what are the side effects of a radical neck dissection?

Depends on cause: Most often radical neck dissections are done by ENT surgeons for cancer. Side effects are dependent on the location of the cancer and invasiveness. Some of the potential side effects based on the anatomy of the region include damage/injury to the large vessels-ie. Carotid artery, jugular vein. This can lead to stroke. Damage can occur to nerves that control swallowing or the ability to speak. ...Read more

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Please help docs! where is the incision exactly for a radical neck dissection?

Please help docs! where is the incision exactly for a radical neck dissection?

Several types: There are several ways to make the incision for a radical neck dissection, depending on the surgeons preference. Check this website for some pictures. One common way is the first one depicted. http://www.acssurgery.com/acssurgery/secured/figtabpopup.action?bookid=acs;linkid=part02_ch07_fig3;type=fig. ...Read more

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Describe a radical neck dissection?

Describe a radical neck dissection?

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. ...Read more

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What is a radical neck dissection for?

Remove lymph nodes: This is a procedure that removes all of the lymphatic tissue in the neck. A radical neck involved removing the jugular vein, muscles, and some nerves as well. Currently surgeons performed a modified radical neck which preserves most of these structures. This procedure is performed to remove metastatic disease of the neck. ...Read more

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I had a radical neck dissection followed by radiation 7 years ago. If i get a sore throat i get very inflamed and very tender lymph nodes. Is his norm?

I had a radical neck dissection followed by radiation 7 years ago. If i get a sore throat i get very inflamed and very tender lymph nodes. Is his norm?

Irratiation: With radiation it is not at all uncommon to have issues with a sore throat and tender lymph notes - unfortunately this can be part of the "cure" and is not at all unusual. ...Read more

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Thyroidectomy and modified radical neck dissection. Going to be having that soon. Any advice?

Talk to surgeon: My advice is that if you have any questions or concerns, you should raise those with your surgeon before surgery. Sounds like you will be on hormone replacement after surgery. May need some nuclear medicine treatment also. ...Read more

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Got thyroid cancer, had op/neck dissection 4mnths ago, iodine treatment 5 weeks ago. Got random lumps in neck, very stiff and tender all of a sudden.

Got thyroid cancer, had op/neck dissection 4mnths ago, iodine treatment 5 weeks ago. Got random lumps in neck, very stiff and tender all of a sudden.

See your doctor: These kind of developments need to be examined by your physician. Make sure you are taking your thyroid med. Get labs regularly as instructed by your physician. ...Read more

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My dad had a neck dissection 1 month ago.he says every time he eats he feels a inward pulling sensation where his dissection was done.why is this?

My dad had a neck dissection 1 month ago.he says every time he eats he feels a inward pulling sensation where his dissection was done.why is this?

Adherence of skin: On completion of neck dissection, depending on incisions employed , the major vessels are dissected and sternomastoid removed. In order to have viable flaps, blood supply must enter skin from dissection site. Suction caths are used to allow adherence of flaps to underlying dissection site. Until complete healing, skin is densely attached and swallowing can pull skin toward esophagus. ...Read more

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What are radical or modified neck dissection?

Consult ENT : I am not an ENT doctor, but this is in general a reference to surgery done for cancer in the neck. And has to do with the extent of surgical removal with 'radical' being a more aggressive surgery with removal of lymph nodes etc, and modified usually being confined to clear margins. Please ask an ENT surgeon for the best input. ...Read more

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How long should a pt wait after having a neck dissection to have a pet scan to avoid any undeterminedresults?

How long should a pt wait after having a neck dissection to have a pet scan to avoid any undeterminedresults?

Several months: While the use of neck dissection pertains to metastatic disease usually squamous Ca, several weeks are needed for completion of healing and assuring flaps are viable. When path returns one may need post op RT or chemo. As such only after the final definitive approach is used to assure that the optimum response has been obtained does one then use scans to R.O,distant mets. ...Read more

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Selective neck dissection in early oral cancer, what is this?

Selective neck dissection in early oral cancer, what is this?

Vs Radial Neck Diss: The term "selective" refers to a more conservative operation compared to "radical" neck dissection. Fully explained here: http://emedicine.medscape.com/article/849834-overview. ...Read more

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Dad has appt w oncologist for bx results after neck dissection on 12/8/14.what type of questions should i ask ask dr?

Dad has appt w oncologist for bx results after neck dissection on 12/8/14.what type of questions should i ask ask dr?

?Diagnosis, Stage of: It is important to know the site of cancer, stage of Cancer, How many neck lymph nodes are involved with Cancer. What treatment doe she propose next? What is his prognosis? ...Read more

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Can you tell me about a neck dissection?

Can you tell me about a neck dissection?

Surgery: A neck dissection is surgery to remove lymph nodes in the neck. It is done when cancer has spread to the neck lymph nodes or when the chance is high that cancer has spread to the lymph nodes. The neck dissection can be selective or radical, depending on the cancer. ...Read more

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After a neck dissection how many weeks is suitable to be able to receive radiation and chemotherapy?

After a neck dissection how many weeks is suitable to  be able to receive radiation and chemotherapy?

Several wks: With a complete radical neck dissection the jugular vein may be taken and compete dissection of the carotid artery performed. Often the sternomastoid muscle is resected so that blood supply to the skin flaps can be compromised and one has to be sure that the skin flaps are completely viable. This can take from 6-8 wks before chemotherapy and RT employed. ...Read more

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My dad had neck dissection and lymph nodes removed what are the side effects or risks involved after this procedure?

My dad had neck dissection and lymph nodes removed what are the side effects or risks involved after this procedure?

Neck Dissection: The best person to ask is the surgeon who did the surgery. He will know exactly what was done and can tell you what to expect specifically for your dad. ...Read more

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Dad had a neck dissection and got bx results today.it shows T1N2M0 in your opinion are these results good prognosis? Will be receiving radiation/chemo

Dad had a neck dissection and got bx results today.it shows T1N2M0 in your opinion are these results good prognosis? Will be receiving radiation/chemo

Fairly good: Important to know origin of the T1 lesion. If this is a squamous Ca in floor mouth with small lesion that has spread to cervical nodes, neck dissection with chemo RT highly curable. Lesion could also be salivary adenoCa, which also responds well to chemoRT. With taxol, (paclitaxel) platinum, Erbitux and high dose MTX available this treatment should approximate a cure. ...Read more

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Can neck dissection, rad, and chemo cause after effects like swelling, numbness, and trouble swallowing.

Can neck dissection, rad, and chemo cause after effects like swelling, numbness, and trouble swallowing.

Yes: Yes, all of those treatments can have long standing side effects. With time, these side effects should improve but may never fully go away. ...Read more

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Dec 2006 total thyroidectomy for papillary carcinoma & neck dissection bc in nodes...Now us shows tissue in thyroid bed...What is it ?

Dec 2006 total thyroidectomy for papillary carcinoma & neck dissection bc in nodes...Now us shows tissue in thyroid bed...What is it ?

Residual thyroid: The surgeon cannot remove every last remnant of thyroid. This is why RAI is often given after thyroidectomy, to mop up any residual thyroid tissue-normal or cancerous. The US may just be detecting residual thyroid that the surgeon did not get. See your Endocrinologist. ...Read more

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Post neck dissection and head lesion removal. Mets from head to neck. Path results: malignant epithelioid and spindle cell neoplasm-english please. ?

Post neck dissection and head lesion removal. Mets from head to neck. Path results: malignant epithelioid and spindle cell neoplasm-english please. ?

Provisional: This is a preliminary report while the pathologist does more work to get the exact nature of the tumor settled down. I suspect this will turn out to be a carcinosarcoma. This is a difficult case and your physician will probably want several pathologists' signatures on the final report. ...Read more