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Hypopharyngeal Cancers

Hypopharyngeal Cancers: Overview, Risk Factors, Symptoms, Diagnosis and Treatment | SingHealth Duke-NUS Head and Neck Centr

Hypopharyngeal Cancers - What it is

Hypopharyngeal cancers are usually seen in the middle-aged group and elderly according to SingHealth Duke-NUS Head and Neck CentHypopharyngeal cancers are usually seen in the middle-aged group and elderly, with the incidence rising above the age of 40. Men are more commonly affected than women with a 3:1 ratio. It accounts for 7% of all cancers of the upper aerodigestive tract.

Where exactly is the hypopharynx?

The hypopharynx is the most inferior part of the pharynx that leads into the esophagus.

It consists of 3 parts:

  1. Posterior pharyngeal wall
  2. Pyriform sinus
  3. Post-cricoid area

Hypopharyngeal Cancers - How to prevent?

Hypopharyngeal Cancers - Preparing for surgery

Hypopharyngeal Cancers - Post-surgery care

Hypopharyngeal Cancers - Other Information

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