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The Turkish Journal of Ear Nose and Throat Metastasis to infraclavicular lymph nodes in head and neck cancer: a report of three cases [Tr-ENT]
Tr-ENT. 2002; 9(5): 368-371

Metastasis to infraclavicular lymph nodes in head and neck cancer: a report of three cases

Burak Erdamar1, Yusufhan Süoğlu, Erkan Kıyak, Mehmet Güven, Günter Hafız, İsmet Aslan

Metastasis predominantly occurs via the lymphatic system in head and neck tumors. The disturbance of the lymphatic system in the cervical region resulting from neck dissection or radiotherapy may result in unusual patterns of metastasis in patients with recurrent tumors. This is more frequent when the recurrent tumor invades the myocutaneous flap used for the primary reconstruction. We encountered three patients (2 men, 1women) with infraclavicular lymph node metastasis. All were previously treated by surgery, postoperative radiation therapy, and reconstruction with the use of the pectoralis major myocutaneous flap.

Keywords: Axilla; carcinoma, squamous cell/surgery/radiotherapy; laryngeal neoplasms/surgery; lymph nodes/pathology.

Baş-boyun kanserli üç olguda infraklaviküler lenf nodlarına metastaz

Burak Erdamar1, Yusufhan Süoğlu, Erkan Kıyak, Mehmet Güven, Günter Hafız, İsmet Aslan

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Anahtar Kelimeler: Aksilla; karsinom, skuamöz hücreli/cerrahi/radyoterapi; larenjeal neoplazmlar/cerrahi; lenf nodu/patoloji.

Burak Erdamar, Yusufhan Süoğlu, Erkan Kıyak, Mehmet Güven, Günter Hafız, İsmet Aslan. Metastasis to infraclavicular lymph nodes in head and neck cancer: a report of three cases. Tr-ENT. 2002; 9(5): 368-371

Corresponding Author: Burak Erdamar
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