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Clinical experience with the treatment of T1b glottic cancer by means of horizontal glottectomy.

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Type
Published Article
Journal
European archives of oto-rhino-laryngology : official journal of the European Federation of Oto-Rhino-Laryngological Societies (EUFOS) : affiliated with the German Society for Oto-Rhino-Laryngology - Head and Neck Surgery
Publication Date
Volume
257
Issue
4
Pages
216–218
Identifiers
PMID: 10867837
Source
Medline
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Abstract

This study describes the oncological and functional results of horizontal glottectomy performed in a series of 37 similar patients with T1b glottic cancers. The 5-year overall and disease-free survival rates were, respectively, 85.4% and 91.0%. Decannulation was always possible within a mean period of 16.2 days, and no patient developed laryngeal stenosis. A bypass naso-gastric tube was removed a mean 4.9 days after surgery, and adequate swallowing was soon obtained. The mean duration of post-operative hospitalization was 16 days and no major post-operative complications were observed. Satisfactory vocal function was obtained in all cases. On the basis of these results, horizontal glottectomy was found to be a reliable and safe procedure for the management of T1b glottic cancer.

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