Indian Journal of Otolaryngology

, Volume 39, Issue 1, pp 29–32 | Cite as

Controversies in the management of cervical metastasis with occult primary

  • Rajesh Bhatia
  • Sudhir Bahadur
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The present study analyse our experience with management of 58 cases of cervical metastasis with occult primary A total of 1127 biopsy proven head and neck cancer patients were seen and managed during February, 1982 to February 1985 indicating a prevelance of 5.2%. A majority (60%) of these patients had No disease at presentation. Only 5% of the patients with occult primary had N disease, indicating late presentation of these cases in our country. A protocol for the management of these cases has been presented and the controversies highlighted.


Squamous Cell Carcinoma Neck Cancer Patient Open Biopsy Combine Regime Cervical Metastasis 
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© Association of Otolaryngologists of India 1987

Authors and Affiliations

  • Rajesh Bhatia
    • 1
  • Sudhir Bahadur
    • 1
  1. 1.Dept. of OtorhinolaryngologyAll India Institute of Medical Sciencs, Ansari NagarNew Delh.

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