When would we advocate a total thyroidectomy in cases of hypopharyngeal carcinoma?

@article{Gad2014WhenWW,
  title={When would we advocate a total thyroidectomy in cases of hypopharyngeal carcinoma?},
  author={Zeiad Samir Gad and Abdelmaksoud Mohamed and Ibrahim M Y Fakhr},
  journal={Journal of the Egyptian National Cancer Institute},
  year={2014},
  volume={26 2},
  pages={93-8}
}
BACKGROUND AND AIM The incidence of invasion of the thyroid gland by hypopharyngeal carcinomas is reported to be up to 57%. Our aim was to analyze the frequency of thyroid gland invasion in hypopharyngeal carcinoma treated by thyroidectomy with total laryngopharyngectomy and to identify patients in whom preservation of the thyroid gland is oncologically feasible and hence reduces post-operative hypothyroidism. PATIENTS AND METHODS This retrospective cohort study included 58 patients with… CONTINUE READING