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oesophagus, trachea and bronchi and finally the larynx including the pyrifonn
fossae and epiglottis. If these biopsies are negative the patient should be
prepared for a radical neck dissection. A small incision is made over the mass,
a biopsy taken and a frozen section done. If it is tuberculosis or a reticulosis
then the gland is removed, the wound closed and the appropriate treatment
begun by chemotherapy or radiotherapy. If it is a carcinoma the open gland
should be plugged with muscle, the wound opened widely and a full radical
neck dissection done. In these cases about 1 in 10 will never have a primary
tumour discovered.