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Definition of Radical neck dissection

Radical neck dissection: Often called a 'radical neck,' a surgical procedure that involves the removal of a tumor from the neck with an additional margin of seemingly normal tissue of at least 2 cm together with the removal of the lymph nodes from the neck.

Source: MedTerms™ Medical Dictionary
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Last Editorial Review: 3/19/2012

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