Advanced Oropharyngeal Cancer Can Be Easily Missed During Esophagogastroduodenoscopy

Hamada, Kenta and Akasaka, Tomofumi and Yamasaki, Yasushi and Ishihara, Ryu Advanced Oropharyngeal Cancer Can Be Easily Missed During Esophagogastroduodenoscopy. European Journal of Case Reports in Internal Medicine, 4 (4). ISSN 2284-2594

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The case of an elderly man with an advanced oropharyngeal cancer that was missed during esophagogastroduodenoscopy is described. He was referred for endoscopic resection of superficial esophageal squamous cell neoplasms. He died a month after referral due to an advanced oropharyngeal cancer with a metastatic lesion to the brain. Patients with esophageal squamous cell carcinoma are high risk for head and neck cancer. The pharynx is the most common site for cancer in the head and neck region. Consequently, the pharynx should be observed carefully when patients with esophageal squamous cell carcinoma undergo esophagogastroduodenoscopy.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Esophageal squamous cell carcinoma; head and neck cancer; pharyngeal cancer
Subjects: 600 Tecnologia - Scienze applicate > 610 Medicina e salute (Classificare qui la tecnologia dei servizi medici) > 616 Malattie (classificare qui la Clinica medica, la medicina basata sull'evidenza, la Medicina interna, la Medicina sperimentale)
Depositing User: Michela Donatelli
Date Deposited: 27 Jun 2017 08:17
Last Modified: 27 Jun 2017 09:46

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