Biopsy of Advanced Hypopharyngeal Carcinoma under Video Laryngeal Telescopic Guidance: An Office Based Procedure

Yuh Chyun Chiang, Chun Ding Huang, Fei-Peng Lee, Ju-Yin Hsueh, Hsin-Te Hsu, Pin-Zhir Chao, Tsung Han Yang

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OBJECTIVE: The study goal was to present the technique and results of office-based biopsy of advanced carcinoma in the hypopharynx under video laryngeal telescopic guidance.
STUDY DESIGN AND SET: From 2003 to 2007, a total of 13 patients with clinical suspicion of advanced carcinoma in the hypopharynx were studied at the ENT Department of Taipei Medical University Hospital. RESULT: All but one patient were biopsied smoothly with adequate amount of specimens for definite pathologic diagnosis at the time of initial clinical examination.
CONCLUSION: In select patients, biopsy of advanced hypopharyneal carcinoma under video laryngeal telescopic guidance can be performed smoothly in an office-based setting. The technique has also proven to be efficient, well tolerated, and with low morbidity.
SIGNIFICANCE: Biopsy of advanced hypopharyneal carcinoma with this technique can reduce the use of direct laryngoscope under general anesthesia, which obviates surgery-related morbidity. This technique is both clinically and financially effective.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)54-58
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Taiwan Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - 2010



  • 門診切片
  • 硬式喉鏡與影像錄影系統
  • 晚期下咽癌
  • office-based biopsy
  • video laryngeal telescope
  • advanced hypopharyngeal carcinoma

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