Vocal cord paralysis and tumour length in staging postcricoid cancer.

@article{Willatt1987VocalCP,
  title={Vocal cord paralysis and tumour length in staging postcricoid cancer.},
  author={David J Willatt and Shaun R. Jackson and Max S McCormick and Herman Lubsen and Leslie Michaels and P. M. Stell},
  journal={European journal of surgical oncology : the journal of the European Society of Surgical Oncology and the British Association of Surgical Oncology},
  year={1987},
  volume={13 2},
  pages={131-7}
}
The present UICC classification of postcricoid cancer is based on directions of tumour spread which are uncommon and difficult to assess clinically. The classification takes no note of spread into the cervical oesophagus and fails to correlate staging with survival. The aim of this study was to assess the value of other criteria, including vocal cord paralysis and tumour length, in staging 157 patients with postcricoid cancer. Both vocal cord paralysis and tumour length could be assessed in… CONTINUE READING

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