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Results after radical surgical treatment for advanced carcinoma of hypopharynx


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The aim of the study was to investigate patients with hypopharyngeal cancer. And this study focuses on a case series with hypopharynx cancer and cervical oesophageal cancer invading the hypopharynx. There were 13 cases over a period of 8 years, treated with pharyngo-laryngo-esophagectomy (PLE) and cervical lymph node dissection. In 10 of the patients, reconstruction was done with gastric pull-up (GP). In 3 of the 10 patients gastric reconstruction was added to aid in pyloric drainage (2 pyloromyotomy and 1 pyloroplasty) but the remaining 7 patients did not receive such procedures. The reconstruction of the digestive system after PLE is still a matter of debate. GP method is the most frequently preferred method for reconstruction. We believe that a more important problem than gastric drainage is the reflux of the gastric content and pyloric drainage which will not have a positive effect for solving this clinical situation. But we need bigger series for analyze of this specific condition.










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1 - 12 - 2009
3 - 10 - 2009


  • Department of General Surgery, Medical Faculty of Abant Izzet Baysal University, 14280, Bolu, Turkey
  • Department of General Surgery, Medical Faculty of Abant Izzet Baysal University, 14280, Bolu, Turkey
  • Department of (2nd) General Surgery, Yıldırım Beyazıt Training and Research Hospital, 06110, Ankara, Turkey
  • Department of (1st) Otorhinolaryngology, Yıldırım Beyazıt Training and Research Hospital, 06110, Ankara, Turkey


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