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EUS of the neck: A comprehensive anatomical reference for the staging of head and neck cancer (with videos)

1 Department of Gastroenterology, Jaswant Rai Speciality Hospital, Muzaffarnagar, India
2 Department of Anatomy, Muzaffarnagar Medical College, Muzaffarnagar, India
3 Department of Oncology, Jaypee Hospitals, Noida, Uttar Pradesh, India
4 Mount Sinai Elmhurst Hospital Center, Elmhurst, USA
5 Department of Gastroenterology, MES Medical College, Malappuram, Kerala, India
6 Department of Gastroenterology, Consultant Otolaryngologist, Excel ENT, Meerut, India

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Malay Sharma,
Department of Gastroenterology, Jaswant Rai Speciality Hospital, Meerut - 250 001, Uttar Pradesh
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/2303-9027.260860

PMID: 31249169

The use of EUS has application in the nodal staging of head and neck cancer. The technique and the anatomy of head and neck region using EUS have not been described. EUS from three stations in thoracic esophagus, cervical esophagus, and hypopharynx can allow imaging of head and neck. In this article we describe the normal structures from the three stations. The EUS imaging of head and neck can give relevant and additional information in malignancies of head and neck.

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