Superficial extending carcinoma of the hypopharynx

Report of 26 cases of an underestimated carcinoma

Antonino Carbone, Christian Michbau, Jean Michel Caillaud, Jacques Bosq, Claude Vandenbrouck

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Abstract

Advanced ulcerating and infiltrating tumors are commonly found in the hypopharynx, whereas early well-defined lesions are rarely diagnosed. The pathologic reports of 242 uniformly studied surgical specimens after total pharyngolaryngectomy for cancer of the hypo-pharynx were reviewed. The histologic analysis of 26 cancers (10.7%), which were recorded as having an entire or predominant superficial type of spreading, demonstrated that also in the hypopharynx a "superficial extending carcinoma" (SEC) may occur. SEC of hypopharynx was pathologically defined as a poorly or moderately differentiated squamous cell carcinoma, generally located in the pyriform sinus, which spreads superficially. It was limited to the mucosa (2.9%), but more frequently early infiltrated the underlying muscle or gland structures (6.2%), regardless of the presence of lymph node metastases or lymph vessels invasion. Although the concept that SEC of the hypopharynx may be an expression of a generalized disease of the mucosa must be carefully considered in surgical management, it appeared that this carcinoma in its "pure" intramucosal form may be associated with a good prognosis and a long survival.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1600-1606
Number of pages7
JournalLaryngoscope
Volume93
Issue number12
Publication statusPublished - 1983

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Hypopharynx
Carcinoma
Mucous Membrane
Pharyngeal Neoplasms
Pyriform Sinus
Lymph
Squamous Cell Carcinoma
Neoplasms
Lymph Nodes
Neoplasm Metastasis
Muscles

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Carbone, A., Michbau, C., Caillaud, J. M., Bosq, J., & Vandenbrouck, C. (1983). Superficial extending carcinoma of the hypopharynx: Report of 26 cases of an underestimated carcinoma. Laryngoscope, 93(12), 1600-1606.

Superficial extending carcinoma of the hypopharynx : Report of 26 cases of an underestimated carcinoma. / Carbone, Antonino; Michbau, Christian; Caillaud, Jean Michel; Bosq, Jacques; Vandenbrouck, Claude.

In: Laryngoscope, Vol. 93, No. 12, 1983, p. 1600-1606.

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Carbone, A, Michbau, C, Caillaud, JM, Bosq, J & Vandenbrouck, C 1983, 'Superficial extending carcinoma of the hypopharynx: Report of 26 cases of an underestimated carcinoma', Laryngoscope, vol. 93, no. 12, pp. 1600-1606.
Carbone A, Michbau C, Caillaud JM, Bosq J, Vandenbrouck C. Superficial extending carcinoma of the hypopharynx: Report of 26 cases of an underestimated carcinoma. Laryngoscope. 1983;93(12):1600-1606.
Carbone, Antonino ; Michbau, Christian ; Caillaud, Jean Michel ; Bosq, Jacques ; Vandenbrouck, Claude. / Superficial extending carcinoma of the hypopharynx : Report of 26 cases of an underestimated carcinoma. In: Laryngoscope. 1983 ; Vol. 93, No. 12. pp. 1600-1606.
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