Laser surgery for the treatment of glottic carcinomas

Jacob Shvero*, Rumelia Koren, Liza Zohar, Tuvia Hadar, Gideon Marshak, Rivka Gal, Raphael Feinmesser, Karol Segal

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Abstract

Purpose: The standard treatment for patients with early glottic carcinoma in Israel has been radiotherapy. In recent years, encouraging results with laryngo-microscopic carbon dioxide laser surgery as a treatment for early glottic carcinoma has changed our treatment strategy. We conducted a retrospective study to investigate the results of carbon dioxide laser excisional technique for early glottic carcinoma (T1, T2). Materials and Methods: Twenty-six had squamous cell carcinoma (SCC), (21 patients with T1 and 5 patients with T2 lesions), 3 had carcinoma in situ, (CIS) and 3 had verrucous carcinoma (VC). Results: All patients were free of disease after salvage treatment at the most recent follow-up. Conclusions: Careful patient selection with endoscopic staging and strict follow-up are essential to secure good results in the treatment of carbon dioxide laser for early laryngeal carcinoma.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)28-33
Number of pages6
JournalAmerican Journal of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Medicine and Surgery
Volume24
Issue number1
DOIs
StatePublished - 2003

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