Is routine triple endoscopy cost-effective in head and neck cancer?

@article{Shaha1988IsRT,
  title={Is routine triple endoscopy cost-effective in head and neck cancer?},
  author={Ashok R. Shaha and Eddie L. Hoover and Jos{\'e} R. Mart{\'i} and Yosef P. Krespi},
  journal={American journal of surgery},
  year={1988},
  volume={155 6},
  pages={750-3}
}
The multicentric occurrence of tumors of the upper aerodigestive tract has been well described, with an incidence ranging from 5 to 16 percent. Detection of a synchronous primary tumor at the time of initial work-up is crucial both for management and final outcome. However, there is a diversity of opinions regarding the extent of the work-up to search for a second primary tumor. Some investigators consider routine panendoscopy to be essential for every patient with a head and neck primary tumor… CONTINUE READING

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