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Table 2 Type of neck dissection and extent of surgery in NS and BES groups

From: Intraoperative Brief Electrical Stimulation of the Spinal Accessory Nerve (BEST SPIN) for prevention of shoulder dysfunction after oncologic neck dissection: a double-blinded, randomized controlled trial

Variable Entire cohort NS BES P-value
N 54 27 27
Level IIb only 27 (50.0%) 14 (25.9%) 13 (24.1%) 0.607
Level IIb + Level V 27 (50.0%) 14 (25.9%) 13 (24.1%)
Nodal yield 32.5 31.3 38.1 0.781
  1. NS no stimulation, BES brief electrical stimulation