From the Departments of Pathology and Otolaryngology-Maxillofacial Surgery, University of Cincinnati Medical Center.
Head and Neck
Tonsil carcinoma — treatment results†
Version of Record online: 5 JAN 2009
Copyright © 1979 The Triological Society
Volume 89, Issue 11, pages 1842–1846, November 1979
How to Cite
Quenelle, D. J., Crissman, J. D. and Shumrick, D. A. (1979), Tonsil carcinoma — treatment results. The Laryngoscope, 89: 1842–1846. doi: 10.1288/00005537-197911000-00019
- Issue online: 5 JAN 2009
- Version of Record online: 5 JAN 2009
- Manuscript Accepted: 18 OCT 1978
Epidermoid carcinoma of the tonsil region is one of the most common malignancies of the upper aerodigestive tract, equal in frequency to laryngeal carcinoma at the University of Cincinnati Medical Center. This paper reviews the authors' experience in treating these lesions with a combination of 5000 rads preoperatively followed by composite resection. The overall two-year crude survival is 56%. A 60% two-year survival for T3 lesions compares favorably with other series for treatment of T3 lesions.