Radiation induced hypopharyngeal stenosis masquerading as the larynx: a case report.

@article{Reed2010RadiationIH,
  title={Radiation induced hypopharyngeal stenosis masquerading as the larynx: a case report.},
  author={Allan P. Reed and Elizabeth A. M. Frost},
  journal={Middle East journal of anaesthesiology},
  year={2010},
  volume={20 5},
  pages={731-3}
}
Radiation to the head and neck is commonly used in the treatment of cancers. A side effect in some patients is the development of pharyngeal and or esophageal strictures. Hypopharyngeal strictures can resemble edematous larynges. If mistakenly so identified, tracheal tubes placed through these structures are unlikely to result in tracheal intubation and… CONTINUE READING