VERTICAL PARTIAL LARYNGECTOMY FOR GLOTTIC CARCINOMA

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48 Kitchener Parade, Bankstown, NSW 2200, Australia.

Abstract

Vertical partial laryngectomy is recommended as primary treatment for selected T2 glottic cancers. Some irradiation failures are also suitable but the indications are more restricted. A careful assessment of the cancer is mandatory. Of 12 patients undergoing primary surgery, no patient has died from their disease. Five of seven irradiation failures were salvaged by vertical partial laryngectomy.

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