Larynx-preserving pharyngo-esophagectomy after chemoradiation in the treatment of cancer of the pharyngo-esophageal junction

Örs Péter Horváth, László Cseke, Katalin Kalmár, Gábor Varga, Gábor Horváth

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Pharyngo-laryngo-esophagectomy in the treatment of advanced tumors of the pharyngo-esophageal junction is associated with a high morbidity and poor quality of life due to loss of the larynx. Neoadjuvant chemoradiotherapy resulted in a considerable tumor reduction in 6 patients allowing radical tumor resection by larynx-preserving pharyngo-esophagectomy. The operation consisted of total esophagectomy and resection of the posterior pharyngeal wall and reconstruction by a pharyngogastrostomy in 5 patients, and ileocolon interposition in 1 patient.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2146-2147
Number of pages2
JournalAnnals of Thoracic Surgery
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - Dec 1 2001


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine
  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine

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