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Table 6 Overall results (irrespective of site of primary tumor)

From: Neck dissections: radical to conservative

Nodal status Neck dissection Neck failure
N+ RND 10% – 22%
  MRND type I 4.8% – 26%
N1 RND 8% – 15%
  MRND type I 0 – 16%
N2 RND 12% – 26%
  MRND type I 15% – 25%
N3 RND 21%
  1. RND: radical neck dissection; MRND: modified radical neck dissection