Postoperative Pharynx and Larynx

Neuroimaging Clin N Am. 2022 Feb;32(1):37-53. doi: 10.1016/j.nic.2021.08.009.


Cancers of the pharynx and larynx are treated using a combination of chemotherapeutic, radiation, and surgical techniques, depending on the cancer type, biology, location, and stage, as well as patient and other factors. When imaging in the postsurgical setting, the knowledge of the type of tumor, preoperative appearance, and type of surgery performed is essential for accurate interpretation. Surgical anatomic changes, surgical implants/devices, and potential postsurgical complications must be differentiated from suspected recurrent tumors.

Keywords: Head and neck cancer; Laryngectomy; Laryngoplasty; Pharyngectomy.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Humans
  • Laryngeal Neoplasms* / diagnostic imaging
  • Laryngeal Neoplasms* / surgery
  • Laryngectomy
  • Larynx* / diagnostic imaging
  • Larynx* / surgery
  • Pharyngectomy
  • Pharynx / diagnostic imaging
  • Pharynx / surgery
  • Postoperative Complications / diagnostic imaging