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Neck Dissection MeSH Descriptor Data 2022


MeSH Heading
Neck Dissection
Tree Number(s)
E04.446.318
E04.580.411
Unique ID
D037981
RDF Unique Identifier
http://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D037981
Scope Note
Dissection in the neck to remove all disease tissues including cervical LYMPH NODES and to leave an adequate margin of normal tissue. This type of surgery is usually used in tumors or cervical metastases in the head and neck. The prototype of neck dissection is the radical neck dissection described by Crile in 1906.
Entry Term(s)
Radical Neck Dissection
NLM Classification #
WE 708
Previous Indexing
Lymph Node Dissection (1966-2002)
Radical Neck Dissection (1965-2002)
Public MeSH Note
2003; for RADICAL NECK DISSECTION see RADICAL NECK DISSECTION 1965-2002
History Note
2003; for RADICAL NECK DISSECTION use RADICAL NECK DISSECTION 1965-2002
Date Established
2003/01/01
Date of Entry
2002/07/03
Revision Date
2007/07/09
Neck Dissection Preferred
Radical Neck Dissection Narrower
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