Open access peer-reviewed Edited Volume

Pharynx - Diagnosis and Treatment

Kenro Kawada

Tokyo Medical and Dental University

Dr. Kawada graduated from and received his Ph.D. degree from Tokyo Medical and Dental University. He is the recipient of several awards, namely Award of Japanese Bronchoesophagological Society in 2013 and 2014.


Nasopharynx Oropharynx Laryngopharynx Pharyngeal Cancer ALDH2 Diagnosis Narrow Band Imaging Magnifying Endoscopy Transnasal Endoscopy Transoral Surgery Endoscopic Laryngopharyngeal Surgery Robotic Surgery

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This book intends to provide the readers with a comprehensive overview of the current state-of-the-art in various aspects of Pharynx. The pharynx is an organ in the human digestive system and the human respiratory system. It is also important in vocalization.

Most of the head and neck cancer, especially in hypopharynx and oropharynx, had long been detected at advanced stage and then, the prognosis was quite dismal. The ideal approach to improve the patients’ survival and preserve organ and function is early detection and minimally invasive surgery. Recent endoscopic imaging can detect superficial cancer and new treatment was established. For such lesion, endoscopic mucosal resection or endoscopic submucosal dissection is now indicated. Trans oral video-assisted surgery and endoscopic laryngopharyngeal surgery have been reported. The aims is to introduce the endoscopic screening methods and the low invasive surgery for early pharyngeal cancer.

This book will be a self-contained collection of scholarly papers targeting an audience of practicing researchers, academics, PhD students and other scientists. The contents of the book will be written by multiple authors and edited by experts in the field.

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Date completed: July 3rd 2020

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Deadline for full chapters: September 22nd 2020

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Review results due: December 11th 2020

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Expected publication date: February 9th 2021

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Kenro Kawada

Tokyo Medical and Dental University

Dr. Kenro Kawada graduated from the Tokyo Medical and Dental Universty in 1995. In 2008 he received the Ph.D. degree from Tokyo Medical and Dental University and in 2003 he received the Certification of surgeon. His work history: 2002. Clinical Staff ,Tokyo Metropolitan Komagome Hospital; 2005. Clinical Associate, Dept. of Esophageal and Gastric Surgery, TMDU; 2010. Associate professor, Dept.of Esophageal and General Surgery, TMDU; 2015. Lecturer, Department of Gastrointestinal Surgery, TMDU; 2017.- 2020. Vice Director of Endoscopy Center, TMDU His area of specialization is endoscopic diagnosis and treatment for esophageal cancer, head and neck cancer.

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