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Hypopharygeal cancer

Gene Hyun Bok, Won Young Cho, Joo Young Cho, So Young Jin, Ji Ho Ahn, Chang Gyun Chun, Tae Hee Lee, Hyun Gun Kim
Hypopharyngeal cancers are often diagnosed at an advanced stage and have a poor prognosis. Even when they are diagnosed at an operable stage, surgery often results in substantial morbidity and decreased patients' quality of life. Although the endoscopic diagnosis of early hypopharyngeal cancer is difficult, recent developments in advanced imaging endoscopy have enabled easier diagnosis of these lesions. Endoscopic resection of early hypopharyngeal cancer is a potential minimally invasive treatment that can preserve the function and quality of life of patients...
March 2013: Clinical Endoscopy
Marina Carrasco Llatas, Celia López Mollá, Ramón Balaguer García, María José Ferrer Ramírez, Fernando Guallart Doménech, José Enrique Estellés Ferriol, Sergio Fernández Martínez, José Dalmau Galofre
OBJECTIVE: Hypopharyngeal carcinoma is an aggressive malignancy usually diagnosed at a late state, thereby resulting in overall poor prognosis and low survival rates for these patients. The purpose of this study is to present the progress and outcomes of patients treated for hypopharyngeal carcinoma at our department. MATERIAL AND METHOD: We retrospectively reviewed 89 patients who had been diagnosed with hypopharygeal carcinoma between 1980 and 2005. Most of the tumours were advanced (T3 and T4) and 73 % showed palpable regional metastases at presentation...
January 2009: Acta Otorrinolaringológica Española
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