Updated: May 2003
The anatomical sites of the hypopharynx are the pyriform fossae, postcricoid region and posterior pharyngeal wall. Most are squamous cell carcinomas.
T1-2 NO Lesions.
These will normally be treated by radiation with surgery for salvage of radiation failure.
T3-4 NO-N3 Lesions
These patients require a multidisciplinary assessment. Options include:
- Radiation using either a twice daily or concurrent chemotherapy-radiation regimen.
- Combined treatment with:
- preoperative radiation
- primary surgery with postoperative radiation