Leading Swiss gastrointestinal cancer surgeon discusses hypopharyngeal cancer variant of esophageal cancer. Esophageal cancer in hypopharyngeal area is usually resected by surgical team that includes ENT and gastrointestinal cancer surgeons. Reconstruction of esophagus is very difficult but most important for quality of life after surgery. Multidisciplinary team approach to treatment of esophageal cancer is key to long-term survival and potential cure of patients.
Hypopharyngeal cancer is esophageal cancer in a particularly difficult location in the neck. Reconstruction of esophagus after cancer surgery is difficult but possible. Goal is complete resection of locally advanced esophageal cancer. Locally advanced esophageal cancer should be resected with fatty tissue and lymph nodes and lymphatic tissue around esophagus. Hypopharyngeal carcinoma is a variant of esophageal cancer. Top expert in reconstruction of esophagus in hypopharyngeal cancer treatment.