About the book
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.