The multidisciplinary management 11 of early stage cervical esophageal cancer

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© Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2015. Cancer development in the cervical portion of the esophagus presents a unique challenge to management given the close proximity of critical structures in the head and neck. Cervical esophageal cancer (CEC) was historically approached with primarysurgery, pharyngo-laryngo-esophagectomy (PLE), but a paradigm shift has occurred suchthat functional organ preservation with concurrent chemotherapy and radiation (CRT)isnow preferred. This chapter will review anatomical considerations pertinent to themanagement of CEC as well as the risk factors and multidisciplinary treatment approach to this disease.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Salama, JK; Palta, M; Torok, JA

Published Date

  • January 1, 2015

Book Title

  • Esophageal Cancer: Prevention, Diagnosis and Therapy

Start / End Page

  • 173 - 185

International Standard Book Number 13 (ISBN-13)

  • 9783319200682

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1007/978-3-319-20068-2_11

Citation Source

  • Scopus