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Rôle de la panendoscopie dans la recherche de cancers synchrones et métachrones de la sphère ORL

Published inRevue médicale suisse, vol. 9, no. 400, p. 1770,1772-1774
Publication date2013

Head and neck cancer result from excessive tobacco and alcohol consumption. The survival has not improved in the last decades despite better loco-regional control, mainly because of secondary cancers. Head and neck cancer is associated to a high rate of synchronous esophageal and lung tumors and an annual 4% rate of new metachronous malignancies. The role of panendoscopy is evolving: a flexible esophagoscopy with Lugol's iodine staining should be performed and a chest CT-scan should replace bronchoscopy. During follow-up, metachronous malignancy should be searched for in the head and neck region; investigation beyond the head and neck is questionable since prognosis is poor.

  • Carcinoma, Squamous Cell/diagnosis/epidemiology/surgery
  • Endoscopy/utilization
  • Head and Neck Neoplasms/diagnosis/epidemiology/surgery
  • Humans
  • Neoplasms, Multiple Primary/diagnosis/epidemiology/surgery
  • Neoplasms, Second Primary/diagnosis/epidemiology/surgery
  • Respiratory Tract Neoplasms/diagnosis/epidemiology
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DULGUEROV, Nicolas, DULGUEROV, Pavel. Rôle de la panendoscopie dans la recherche de cancers synchrones et métachrones de la sphère ORL. In: Revue médicale suisse, 2013, vol. 9, n° 400, p. 1770,1772–1774.
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