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Definition of «Radical neck dissection»

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Radical neck dissection: A surgical procedure involving the removal of a tumor from the neck with an additional margin of normal tissue of at least 2 cm together with the removal of the lymph nodes from the neck. A radical dissection is the removal of not only affected tissue, but also of nearby tissue that may be covertly affected, the aim being to remove all of the tumor from the neck. It is often called a "radical neck."

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