Neck Dissection

  • Modified Radical Neck Dissection preserves sternoclidomastoid, spinal accessory nerve, and/or jugular vein
  • Neck dissection takes omohyoid muscle, cervical lymphatics, facial vein and artery, superior thyroid vein, transverse cervical artery, cervical rootlets
Preoperative Considerations:
  1. Shoulder roll to extend the neck
  2. Incise from mastoid posterior to SCM verticaly to hyoid
  3. Dissection:
    1. Posteriorly to anterior edge of trapezius
    2. Anteriorly to expose strap muscles
    3. Inferiorly to expose clavical and medial head of SCM