[Imaging of the post-irradiation larynx for laryngeal and hypopharyngeal carcinomas]

J Radiol. 2008 Jul-Aug;89(7-8 Pt 2):1013-9. doi: 10.1016/s0221-0363(08)73904-0.
[Article in French]


Imaging has a key role in the follow-up of patients treated for laryngeal or hypopharyngeal carcinoma. Imaging is complementary to clinical evaluation and has three goals: evaluation of chemo and radiation therapy; differentiation between complications and tumour recurrence; early detection of tumour recurrence, prior to clinical manifestations. Imaging may allow early detection of recurrences, when salvage treatment may still be less radical.

Publication types

  • Case Reports
  • English Abstract

MeSH terms

  • Decision Trees
  • Humans
  • Hypopharyngeal Neoplasms / diagnosis*
  • Hypopharyngeal Neoplasms / drug therapy
  • Hypopharyngeal Neoplasms / radiotherapy
  • Laryngeal Neoplasms / diagnosis*
  • Laryngeal Neoplasms / drug therapy
  • Laryngeal Neoplasms / radiotherapy
  • Magnetic Resonance Imaging*
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Neoplasm Recurrence, Local / diagnosis
  • Tomography, X-Ray Computed*