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dissection

[də′sek·shən]
(geology)
Destruction of the continuity of the land surface by erosive cutting of valleys or ravines into a relatively even surface.
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Saffold et al observed that selective neck dissection performed with preservation of the cervical plexus had a small but predictable impact on sensation of the face and the neck.
Function, postoperative morbidity, and quality of life after cervical sentinel node biopsy and after selective neck dissection.
The first patient diagnosed as an anaplastic carcinoma was treated by both radical and selective neck dissections while the second patient with carcinoma of the tongue was treated with bilateral supraomohyoid neck dissections.
We surgically treated this patient with wide excision of the primary lesion and selective neck dissection followed by reconstruction using bilateral nasolabial flaps closed by Z plasty technique.
4, 7) In 2 cases reported by Urano et al, both patients experienced a recurrence with cervical nodal metastasis that required selective neck dissection.
If the neck is clinically negative, selective neck dissection or radiotherapy is the best choice.
The major morbidity associated with modified radical neck dissection and selective neck dissection is "shoulder syndrome," which is caused by surgical trauma to the SAN.
2,3,10,18) In most cases, selective neck dissection is sufficient to provide adequate exposure for safe and aggressive resection of cervical disease.
His initial management was surgical, and he underwent tumor excision, selective neck dissection, and reconstruction with a noninnervated radial forearm free flap.

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