Marytere Herrera-Martinez, MD | Authors

Which Larynx-Preservation Strategy Would Be Best for a Patient With Resectable, Locally Advanced, Hypopharynx Squamous Cell Carcinoma?

June 16, 2020

A 57-year-old man with a heavy smoking and alcohol consumption history, but no comorbidities, presented with pharyngeal pain to his primary care physician’s office. He received empirical treatment with oral antibiotics and experienced partial improvement. A couple of months later, he developed a left cervical mass with progressive growth. A head and neck CT scan revealed a hypopharyngeal tumor. Results of a tumor biopsy indicated an ulcerated, moderately differentiated squamous cell carcinoma (SCC) with lymphovascular invasion. The patient was sent to our institution for treatment.