aerodigestive tract


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Aerodigestive Tract

The mixed airway/gastrointestinal tract that includes the oral cavity, pharynx, paranasal sinuses, sinonasal tract, larynx, pyriform sinus, pharynx, and upper oesophagus.

aerodigestive tract

Surgical anatomy A term that encompasses the oral cavity, sinonasal tract, larynx, pyriform sinus, pharynx, and esophagus

aerodigestive tract

The anatomic region in the oral cavity and throat through which both air and food pass.
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TP53 and EGFR mutations in combination with lifestyle risk factors in tumours of the upper aerodigestive tract from South America.
The current study was planned to assess the use of plain film radiology in the detection of fish and chicken bones in the upper aerodigestive tract.
Davies WR16 showed that neck X-Rays to be 79% sensitive and 90% specific for the detection of fish bone in upper aerodigestive tract but cadaveric sheep model was used.
Population attributable risk of tobacco and alcohol for upper aerodigestive tract cancer.
The emergence of second primary aerodigestive tract cancer in patients who stopped smoking after their first cancer cure is 18% while for those who continued to smoke is 30%, so the interruption of the habit of smoking decreases significantly the risk of oral premalignant and malignant lesions.
Tuberculosis in the upper aerodigestive tract and human immunodeficiency virus coinfections.
people who consumed more than 60 g alcohol, or more than four drinks, per day) with various cancers of the upper aerodigestive tract, liver, and breast.
Also, the prognosis in stage IV cancers of the upper aerodigestive tract is generally poor when these particular neoplasms are managed by single-modality therapy.
In dose-response analyses, monotonic associations were observed between cumulative internal dose and mortality from hemato- and lymphopoietic cancers and from cancers of the upper aerodigestive tract (Tables 4 and 5).
16-18] In a prospective cohort study of postmenopausal women, Zheng et al[19] investigated the relationship between retinol, beta-carotene, vitamins A and C, and cancers of the aerodigestive tract in western populations.
Free air in the mediastinum may manifest a tear in the mucosal lining of the aerodigestive tract secondary to a laryngeal fracture, laryngotracheal separation, esophageal tear, or bronchial injury.
This uncommon cancer has one of the worst prognoses for tumors of the upper aerodigestive tract, with five-year survival rates ranging from 19% to 31% when using only surgery, conventional radiation and chemotherapy.