Resections of the upper aerodigestive tract for locally invasive thyroid cancer.

@article{Ballantyne1994ResectionsOT,
  title={Resections of the upper aerodigestive tract for locally invasive thyroid cancer.},
  author={Andrew Ballantyne},
  journal={American journal of surgery},
  year={1994},
  volume={168 6},
  pages={636-9}
}
BACKGROUND In view of the indolent nature of most cancers of the thyroid, particularly of the papillary and follicular variety, the decision to remove a segment of the upper aerodigestive tract when the cancer is either close to or invading this area is a difficult one. It was felt relevant to review the experience at the M.D. Anderson Hospital to see when such resections were necessary, how they were repaired, and the survival rates. PATIENTS AND METHODS Of the 1,098 patients with cancers of… CONTINUE READING

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