James C. Campbell, Hui-Jie Lee, Trinitia Cannon, Russel R. Kahmke, Walter T. Lee, Liana Puscas, Daniel J. Rocke
Abstract:Objective To determine whether annual surgeon volume of lateral neck dissections for squamous cell carcinoma is associated with complication rates. Study Design Retrospective review. Setting Two US databases spanning 2000 to 2014. Methods Neck dissections for squamous cell carcinoma from the National Inpatient Sample and State Inpatient Databases were analyzed. The primary outcome was any in-hospital complication common to neck dissection. The principal independent variable was surgeon volume. A multivariable …
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