Primary and salvage (hypo)pharyngectomy: Analysis and outcome.

  title={Primary and salvage (hypo)pharyngectomy: Analysis and outcome.},
  author={Jonathan Robert Clark and J R de Almeida and Ralph W. Gilbert and Jonathan C. Irish and Dale H. Brown and Peter C. Neligan and Patrick J. Gullane},
  journal={Head & neck},
  volume={28 8},
BACKGROUND Surgery for squamous cell carcinoma (SCC) arising or extending to the hypopharynx is generally reserved for advanced disease or salvage. The prognosis of patients requiring pharyngectomy is poor, and the perioperative morbidity is significant. The aim of the present study is to describe the disease-related and treatment-related outcomes of patients undergoing primary and salvage pharyngectomy for cancer of the hypopharynx and larynx over a 10-year period from a single institution… CONTINUE READING
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