The incision for a neck dissection should allow adequate access to allow good nodal harvest with minimal morbidity. Another concern is aesthetics. Patients with head and neck cancer have extensive operations, and scarring from the surgical wounds contributes to morbidity. We describe an incision that gives adequate access, is aesthetically satisfactory, and does not compromise the yield of lymph nodes.
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Published online: December 26, 2011
Accepted: February 9, 2011
© 2011 The British Association of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgeons. Published by Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.