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Neck Dissection Question

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Joel4
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Joined: May 2010

Had a radical left neck dissection three years ago.  35 or so lymp nodes were removed.  lately I have noticed the area often gets clammy, cold, and wet feeling, often while I'm eating ( no I don't need a bib ).

Has anyone else had a similar experience?

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Skiffin16
Posts: 8062
Joined: Sep 2009

Hey brother.., just a shout out, long time no hear from you...glad to see you doing well...other than your question.

I can't offer any help toward your question (other than probable nerve damage), but you know someone will offer up their story soon...

Best,

John

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hwt
Posts: 1881
Joined: Jun 2012

Haven't had those sensations but then I am only 1 year post tx

zaac23
Posts: 24
Joined: Dec 2010

I'm glad i'm not the only one with this problem. I also feel like something is crawling on my neck. It is tough to survive the treatment sometimes

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longtermsurvivor
Posts: 1780
Joined: Mar 2010

is likely what you are experiencing.  After surgery around the parotid salavary gland, this is an occasisonal problem.  Here's a reference.

http://www.medterms.com/script/main/art.asp?articlekey=9270

 

I don't know that I've seen that come up here before.

 

Pat

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Joel4
Posts: 209
Joined: May 2010

Thank you all for your responses.  Pat, I checked out the link and that could very well be what is going on.

I see it more as a nuisance than anything else and I am certainly not alarmed by it.

Thanks again and I hope you are all doing well.

 

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