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Comparative Studies | Oncology Science | India | Volume 12 Issue 3, March 2023
Comparison of the Feasibility and Outcomes of Single Transverse Neck Incision and Modified Schobinger Incision for Neck Dissection
Abstract: A variety of incision lines are suggested for neck dissection. The choice of incision design selection should be such that it allows adequate access for good nodal clearance with minimal morbidity and acceptable aesthetics. Different types of incisions such as the utility flaps, Schobinger flaps, McFee, T-shaped, Y-shaped, double Y-, single, and double transverse incisions and their modifications have been described. Not many studies available on single transverse neck incision. Most studies on single incision are based on upper skin crease incision. This study was done to compare conventional incision and single transverse incision, a total of hundred patients were selected and randomised in two groups. These two groups were then compared on the basis of criteria like adequacy of surgical access, flap dehiscence or necrosis, number of lymph nodes retrieved, length of incision, wound contracture, length of hospital stay and cosmetic result.
Keywords: single transverse neck incision, Modified Schobinger incision, carcinoma oral cavity, neck dissection, head and neck carcinoma
Edition: Volume 12 Issue 3, March 2023,
Pages: 492 - 495