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March 1979

Surgical Management of Hypopharyngeal Cancer: Particular Reference to the Gastric "Pull-up" Operation

Author Affiliations

From The Institute of Laryngology and Otology, London.

Arch Otolaryngol. 1979;105(3):149-152. doi:10.1001/archotol.1979.00790150039010

• Between the years 1965 to 1977, 58 patients with advanced hypopharyngeal squamous carcinoma were treated by pharyngolaryngoesophagectomy and total thyroidectomy. Operative mortality for potentially curable cases was 8.6%, with a crude three-year survival rate of 29% for all cases. Mortality was 37% for patients with postcricoid tumors. Long-term management was uncomplicated except for calcium metabolism; two patients died from nephrocalcinosis secondary to return of circulating parathyroid hormone. I discuss the role of this operation in the successful treatment of hypopharyngeal cancer.

(Arch Otolaryngol 105:149-152, 1979)

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