Total Pharyngolaryngoesophagectomy Without Thoracotomy and Pharyngogastrostomy for Carcinoma of Sinus Piriformis
Hypopharyngeal (piriform sinus) carcinoma is three to four times more common than laryngeal carcinoma, consisting of 4.05% of all carcinomas in males. Histologically, a squamous cell carcinoma is mainly localized in the piriform sinuses and by extending to the laryngeal and esophageal orifices causes disturbances in swallowing, voice, and respiration (Fig. 1). Wide operative resection remains the only hope for cure and herein the early results of total pharyngolaryngoesophagectomy for carcinoma of hypopharynx in five patients are presented [2, 4, 5, 8, 9].
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