Abstract:Objective Assess the impact of surgical technique used to address level IV on the rate of postoperative chyle leak. Study Design Retrospective chart review. Setting Academic tertiary care center. Methods An analysis of 436 consecutive neck dissections (NDs) in 368 patients was performed by 3 head and neck surgeons between 2014 and 2017. Variation in technique reflects individual approaches to the management of level IV and included suture ligation (SL), monopolar electrocautery (MC), and harmonic scalpel trans… Show more
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