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Table 1 Surgical management of neck by pathological node status.

From: Patterns of cervical metastasis from carcinoma of the oral tongue

  pN0 pN1 pN2a pN2b pN2c pN3 Total Percentage
Level I Clearance* 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 1.3
SOHND 15 4 0 3 0 0 22 29.3
MND 21 7 1 8 0 1 38 50.6
RND 0 1 1 4 0 0 6 8
B/L SOHND 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 1.3
I/L MND C/L SOHND 2 0 0 1 0 0 3 4
B/L MND 0 0 1 0 1 0 2 2.6
I/L MND C/L SOHND 1 0 0 0 0 0 1 1.3
  1. SOHND – Supra omohyoid neck dissection; MND – Modified neck dissection; RND – Radical neck dissection; B/L – Bilateral; I/L – Ipsilateral; C/L-Contralateral. * patient had a cardiac arrest during surgery and the procedure was abandoned, this patient went on to develop neck node recurrence and was successfully salvaged by second surgery.