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What are side effects of a radical neck dissection?

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Dr. Murthy Andavolu
Internal Medicine - Hematology & Oncology
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In brief: Facial Paralysis and

Facial paralysis and loss of taste sensation and numbness of the face.

In brief: Facial Paralysis and

Facial paralysis and loss of taste sensation and numbness of the face.
Dr. Murthy Andavolu
Dr. Murthy Andavolu
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Dr. Hassan Arshad
ENT - Head & Neck Surgery

In brief: Several

Some of the risks are pain, bleeding, infection, cosmetic deformity, shoulder weakness (very likely), injury to the motor nerve to your lip, earlobe numbness, lymphatic leakage, and stroke.
It is extremely unusual to have complete facial paralysis, arm or diaphragm weakness unless done by someone with little experience.

In brief: Several

Some of the risks are pain, bleeding, infection, cosmetic deformity, shoulder weakness (very likely), injury to the motor nerve to your lip, earlobe numbness, lymphatic leakage, and stroke.
It is extremely unusual to have complete facial paralysis, arm or diaphragm weakness unless done by someone with little experience.
Dr. Hassan Arshad
Dr. Hassan Arshad
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Dr. Steve Martinez
Breast Surgery

In brief: List

A radical neck dissection will leave a scar and may be associated with a physical indentation in the neck if muscle is removed.
There may be nerve damage leading to neck numbness and paralysis of the trapezius muscle, diaphragm, or arm musculature. There may be facial swelling, bleeding, infection, lymphatic leakage and more.

In brief: List

A radical neck dissection will leave a scar and may be associated with a physical indentation in the neck if muscle is removed.
There may be nerve damage leading to neck numbness and paralysis of the trapezius muscle, diaphragm, or arm musculature. There may be facial swelling, bleeding, infection, lymphatic leakage and more.
Dr. Steve Martinez
Dr. Steve Martinez
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