Is routine triple endoscopy for head and neck carcinoma patients necessary in light of a negative chest computed tomography scan?

@article{Guardiola2004IsRT,
  title={Is routine triple endoscopy for head and neck carcinoma patients necessary in light of a negative chest computed tomography scan?},
  author={Emmanuel Guardiola and Xavier Pivot and Olivier Dassonville and Gilles Poissonnet and P. -Y. Marcy and Josiane Otto and Michel Poudenx and {\'E}ric François and Ren{\'e} Jean Bensadoun and Antoine Thyss and François Demard and Maurice Schneider},
  journal={Cancer},
  year={2004},
  volume={101 9},
  pages={2028-33}
}
BACKGROUND The objective of the current study was to analyze the results obtained by triple endoscopy during the initial evaluation of a primary carcinoma of the head and neck. METHODS A total of 487 patients with a squamous cell carcinoma of the head and neck was studied. None of the patients had evidence of metastasis or a second primary tumor on the thoracic computed tomography (CT) scan or chest X-ray. All patients underwent a triple endoscopy including nasopharyngoscopy, laryngoscopy… CONTINUE READING

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