Treatment of squamous cell carcinoma of the posterior pharyngeal wall: Radiotherapy versus surgery.

@article{Felice2016TreatmentOS,
  title={Treatment of squamous cell carcinoma of the posterior pharyngeal wall: Radiotherapy versus surgery.},
  author={Francesca De Felice and Pierre Blanchard and Antonin Levy and France T Nguyen and Philippe Gorphe and François Janot and St{\'e}phane T{\'e}mam and Yungan Tao},
  journal={Head & neck},
  year={2016},
  volume={38 Suppl 1},
  pages={
          E1722-9
        }
}
BACKGROUND Treatment strategy in squamous cell carcinoma (SCC) of the posterior pharyngeal wall is still being debated. METHODS We performed a retrospective analysis according to delivered treatment. RESULTS One hundred eighty patients were treated between 1997 and 2011. Eighty-nine patients (49.4%) received surgery +/- radiotherapy (RT), whereas 91 (50.6%) received definitive RT +/- chemoradiotherapy (RT/CRT). Five-year overall survival (OS) was 33.4%. There was a significant 5-year OS… CONTINUE READING
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