Simultaneous carcinomas of the esophagus and upper aerodigestive tract

S. M. Shapshay, W. K. Hong, M. P. Fried, A. Sismanis, C. W. Vaughan, M. S. Strong

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A review of 150 consecutive head and neck cancer patients over a 22-month period revealed a multiple primary cancer rate of 19%, 9% in the head and neck region. Nine patient (6%) had simultaneous esophageal and head and neck cancers. Complete systematic esophagoscopic examinations, in addition to barium swallow radiographic studies, are recommended for all patients with head and neck cancers.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)373-377
Number of pages5
JournalOtolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery
Issue number4
StatePublished - 1980
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Otorhinolaryngology


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