Surgery for Metastatic Squamous Neck Cancer with Occult Primary
Surgery may include neck dissection. There are different procedures based on the amount of tissue to be removed.
Metastatic squamous neck cancer with occult primary is a disease in which squamous cell cancer spreads to lymph nodes in the neck, and it is not known where the cancer first formed in the body.
Your doctor will try to find the primary tumor. When tests cannot locate a primary tumor, it is called an occult (hidden) primary tumor. In many cases the primary tumor is never found.