Hypopharyngeal cancers are usually seen in the middle-aged group and elderly, with the incidence rising above the age of 40. Men are more commonly affected than women with a 3:1 ratio. It accounts for 7% of all cancers of the upper aerodigestive tract.
The hypopharynx is the most inferior part of the pharynx that leads into the esophagus.
It consists of 3 parts: