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Junior Surgery Lecture
Head and Neck

Christopher H. Rassekh, M.D.

I. INTRODUCTION

In general, key concepts for students:

II. NECK MASS

A. Diagnostic Work-up

B. When to Suspect Cancer

C. Non-neoplastic Neck Masses



Neck Dissection Classification and TNM Staging

LYMPH NODE GROUPS:

Other node groups:

Classification of Neck Dissection

Staging of Oral Cancer (American Joint Committee on Cancer)


STAGE GROUPING (TNM)

STAGE 0 Tis N0 M0
STAGE I T1 N0 M0
STAGE II T2 N0 M0
STAGE III T3 N0 M0
  T1 N1 M0
  T2 N1 M0
  T3 N1 M0
STAGE IV-A T4 N0 M0
  T4 N1 M0
  Any T N2 M0
STAGE IV-B Any T N3 M0
STAGE IV-C Any T Any N M1

Note:


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