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Oral Oncol. 2010 Jun;46(6):433-5. doi: 10.1016/j.oraloncology.2010.03.013.

Complications of head and neck cancer surgery - prevention and management.

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  • 1The Royal Marsden Hospital, Fulham Road, London SW3 6JJ, United Kingdom.


Surgery continues to retain a pivotal role in head and neck cancer in terms of the management of both the index tumour and potential or proven cervical disease. This review considers the specific complications of surgery in this anatomical region and, on the basis of the available evidence, describes both their management and prevention.

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