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Table 3 Patterns of neck nodal metastasis

From: Neck dissections: radical to conservative

Primary site First echelon nodes
Oral cavity Levels I, II, III
Larynx, Pharynx Levels II, III, IV
Thyroid Levels IV, VI, superior mediastinal
Parotid Levels II, III, Pre-auricular, Peri & intra parotid, Upper accessory chain
Submandibular, sublingual glands Level I, II, III