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Carcinoma of the Larynx and Hypopharynx

  • Sudhir Bahadur
  • Alok Thakar
  • Bidhu K. Mohanti

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xi
  2. Abhinav Jain, S. S. Anand
    Pages 13-24
  3. Sudhir Bahadur, Junaid Malik
    Pages 25-40
  4. Tapaswani Pradhan, Sudhir Bahadur
    Pages 41-61
  5. Sudhir Bahadur, Alok Thakar
    Pages 63-75
  6. Alok Thakar, Kapil Sikka
    Pages 99-110
  7. Sudhir Bahadur, Arun Sharma
    Pages 125-134
  8. Shelley Hukku, Shikha Halder, Bidhu K. Mohanti
    Pages 155-162
  9. Shelley Hukku, Shikha Halder, Bidhu K. Mohanti
    Pages 163-177
  10. Sudhir Bahadur
    Pages 191-201
  11. Anjali Kochhar
    Pages 203-207
  12. Sudhir Bahadur
    Pages 209-217
  13. Bidhu K. Mohanti
    Pages 219-226

About this book

Introduction

Carcinomas of the larynx and hypopharynx present unique challenges when it comes to their assessment and management. Management involves the essential dilemma of optimizing cure rates while also ensuring that potential disability due to compromised airway, voice and swallowing is minimized. Treatment decisions involve careful disease assessment, judicious multispecialty decision-making, and subsequent meticulous implementation of the selected treatment modalities.

The critical nature of each of these steps has led to dramatic advances in assessment techniques (radiology, endoscopy and photography, stroboscopy, narrow band imaging, contact endoscopy) and also in treatment methods (radiation therapy, combined concurrent chemo-radiation, combined sequential chemo-radiation, trans-oral CO2 laser and robotic surgery, partial laryngectomy, total laryngectomy, extended total laryngectomy). As such, treatment decisions have become increasingly complex with the twin objectives of maximizing cure as well as function preservation and are based on tumor stage, tumor location, systemic co-morbidities, nutritional status, patient priorities, and social and economic factors.    

This multidisciplinary book has been written by a team of editors with considerable experience and expertise in these critical areas and a deep understanding of teamwork and the strengths and limitations of individual technologies and treatments. It presents a homogeneous and unbiased view that is applicable to all specialties involved in the care of larynx and hypopharynx cancers.

 


Keywords

Larynx cancer Hypopharynx cancer Organ preservation Laryngectomy Metastasis Radiotherapy

Editors and affiliations

  • Sudhir Bahadur
    • 1
  • Alok Thakar
    • 2
  • Bidhu K. Mohanti
    • 3
  1. 1.All India Institute of Medical SciencesNew DelhiIndia
  2. 2.All India Institute of Medical SciencesNew DelhiIndia
  3. 3.Department of Radiation OncologyManipal HospitalNew DelhiIndia

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-981-13-3110-7
  • Copyright Information The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s) 2019
  • Publisher Name Springer, Singapore
  • eBook Packages Medicine
  • Print ISBN 978-981-13-3109-1
  • Online ISBN 978-981-13-3110-7
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