Despite the remarkable technological advances of recent decades, there is not a general consensus or universal standard in the diagnosis and therapeutic management of malignant tumours of the neck. Beginning by defining the neck as the anatomical-surgical region with many organs and a series of very important vascular and nervous structures, the multitude and complexity of pathology elements that could be encountered at this level make cancers of the neck often difficult to diagnose and treat. The authors describe and synthesize the main types of cervical malignancies that the ENT surgeon may encounter in current medical practice, emphasizing the particularities of each individual pathological entity, as well as the diagnostic and therapeutic problems it may pose.
Keywords: malignant tumours, neck, ENT surgery.
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