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Neck Dissection

Neck dissection is a surgical procedure used to remove lymph nodes in the neck affected by cancer. At Emirates Hospitals Group in Dubai, our skilled ENT surgeons perform neck dissection with precision to treat and manage head and neck cancers effectively.

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Symptoms Indicating the Need for Neck Dissection

If you experience these symptoms, prompt evaluation by our specialists at Emirates Hospitals Group can lead to accurate diagnosis and appropriate treatment. Symptoms that may indicate the need for neck dissection include:

  • Lump or Mass: Persistent swelling or lump in the neck.
  • Pain: Unexplained and persistent pain in the neck or throat.
  • Difficulty Swallowing: Especially if accompanied by other symptoms.
  • Voice Changes: Hoarseness or changes in voice quality.
  • Persistent Ear Pain: Particularly on one side.

Diagnosis of Neck Dissection Candidates

Diagnosing conditions requiring neck dissection involves specific evaluations:

  • Imaging Studies: Utilizing advanced imaging techniques such as CT scans, MRI, or PET scans to visualize the lymph nodes and determine the extent of cancer spread.
  • Biopsy: Removing a tissue sample from the affected lymph nodes for microscopic examination to confirm the presence of cancer cells.

Procedures for Neck Dissection in Dubai

Emirates Hospitals Group offers various types of neck dissection procedures based on the extent and location of cancer:

  • Selective Neck Dissection: Removal of only the lymph nodes most likely to contain cancer cells, preserving vital structures in the neck.
  • Modified Radical Neck Dissection: Removal of lymph nodes on one side of the neck along with some surrounding tissue, depending on cancer extent.
  • Radical Neck Dissection: Extensive removal of lymph nodes, muscles, and other tissues in the neck on one or both sides, used in more advanced cases.

Recovery Process After Neck Dissection

Recovering from neck dissection involves comprehensive support and monitoring:

  • Hospital Stay and Monitoring: Post-operative care in a specialized unit with monitoring of vital signs, wound care, and pain management.
  • Rehabilitation: Access to rehabilitation services such as speech therapy and physical therapy to restore swallowing and speech function.
  • Follow-Up Care: Regular appointments to monitor recovery progress, check for cancer recurrence, and address any concerns.

At Emirates Hospitals Group, our experienced ENT surgeons are dedicated to providing personalized care and effective treatment options for neck dissection in Dubai. Contact us today to schedule a consultation and learn more about our comprehensive cancer care services.

Last update date: 08-07-2024

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