Search
Descriptor English: Neck Dissection
Descriptor Spanish: Disección del Cuello
Descriptor Portuguese: Esvaziamento Cervical
Descriptor French: Évidement ganglionnaire cervical
Entry term(s): Dissection, Neck
Dissection, Radical Neck
Dissections, Neck
Dissections, Radical Neck
Neck Dissection, Radical
Neck Dissections
Neck Dissections, Radical
Radical Neck Dissection
Radical Neck Dissections
Tree number(s): E04.446.318
E04.580.411
RDF Unique Identifier: https://id.nlm.nih.gov/mesh/D037981
Scope note: Dissection in the neck to remove all disease tissues including cervical LYMPH NODES and to leave an adequate margin of normal tissue. This type of surgery is usually used in tumors or cervical metastases in the head and neck. The prototype of neck dissection is the radical neck dissection described by Crile in 1906.
Allowable Qualifiers: AE adverse effects
CL classification
EC economics
ED education
ES ethics
HI history
IS instrumentation
LJ legislation & jurisprudence
MO mortality
MT methods
NU nursing
PX psychology
RH rehabilitation
SN statistics & numerical data
ST standards
TD trends
VE veterinary
Previous Indexing: Lymph Node Dissection (1966-2002)
Radical Neck Dissection (1965-2002)
Public MeSH Note: 2003; for RADICAL NECK DISSECTION see RADICAL NECK DISSECTION 1965-2002
History Note: 2003; for RADICAL NECK DISSECTION use RADICAL NECK DISSECTION 1965-2002
DeCS ID: 12280
Unique ID: D037981
Documents indexed in the Virtual Health Library (VHL): Click here to access the VHL documents
Date Established: 2003/01/01
Date of Entry: 2002/07/03
Revision Date: 2007/07/09
Neck Dissection - Preferred
Concept UI M0413981
Scope note Dissection in the neck to remove all disease tissues including cervical LYMPH NODES and to leave an adequate margin of normal tissue. This type of surgery is usually used in tumors or cervical metastases in the head and neck. The prototype of neck dissection is the radical neck dissection described by Crile in 1906.
Preferred term Neck Dissection
Entry term(s) Dissection, Neck
Dissections, Neck
Neck Dissections
Radical Neck Dissection - Narrower
Concept UI M0018391
Scope note A surgical operation for head and neck malignancies, most of which are squamous cell carcinomas. The neck is opened laterally, the majority of the sternocleidomastoid muscle is removed, as are the regional cervical lymph nodes, the jugular vein, the spinal accessory nerve, the submaxillary gland and most of the parotid gland. There are several modifications. (From Segen, Dictionary of Modern Medicine, 1992, p605)
Preferred term Radical Neck Dissection
Entry term(s) Dissection, Radical Neck
Dissections, Radical Neck
Neck Dissection, Radical
Neck Dissections, Radical
Radical Neck Dissections



We want your feedback on the new DeCS / MeSH website

We invite you to complete a survey that will take no more than 3 minutes.


Go to survey