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.
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Pulmonary and Respiratory Medicine
- Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine