Selective Neck Dissection


Description

Neck Dissections are performed to prevent the metastasis of head and neck tumors via the neck’s numerous lymph nodes. Due to the complicated anatomy, the neck is divided into six levels. Selective Neck Dissection involves levels 2, 3, and 4. The first image details the boundaries of these levels, while providing an anatomical backdrop to orient the surgeon. The second image shows the lymph nodes and investing cervical fascia of the carotid sheath being removed.

Media

Continuous tone

Photoshop

Audience

Medical students

Surgical residents

Doctors

Use

Surgical atlas

Journal

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