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Surgical Incisions: Balancing Surgical and Cosmetic Outcomes in Head and Neck Oncosurgery

Jagadish Tubachi, Vivek Jainkeri, Vinay Gadagi, Prasad Gunari

Citation Information : Tubachi J, Jainkeri V, Gadagi V, Gunari P. Surgical Incisions: Balancing Surgical and Cosmetic Outcomes in Head and Neck Oncosurgery. Int J Otorhinolaryngol Clin 2013; 5 (3):10-13.

DOI: 10.5005/aijoc-5-3-10

License: CC BY-NC 3.0

Published Online: 00-00-2013

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2013; Jaypee Brothers Medical Publishers (P) Ltd.


Abstract

The oral and oropharyngeal cancer surgery is challenging due to presence of carotid arteries, internal jugular vein and cranial nerves in close proximity to the primary tumor or matastatic lymph node. So surgical incisions should be planned to improve oncologic resection without compromising functional and esthetic outcomes. Macfee and Crile's incision are commonly used in present day oncologic practice. Extension and probable modification of these incisions depending on case scenerio are discussed.


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