International Journal of Morphology
versión On-line ISSN 0717-9502
PADOVANI JUNIOR, João Armando; AZOUBEL, Reinaldo; MARTINS, Alex Tadeu y MANIGLIA, José Victor. Value of Morphometry in the Prognosis of Laryngeal Neoplasms . Int. J. Morphol. [online]. 2005, vol.23, n.3, pp. 275-278. ISSN 0717-9502. doi: 10.4067/S0717-95022005000300015.
Laryngeal neoplasms represent 2% of all human cancers. They befall mainly the male sex, especially between 50 and 70 years of age, but exceptionally may occur in infancy or extreme old age. Their occurrence has increased considerably inclusively due to progressive population again. The present work aims at establishing a relation between this infirmity and its prognosis in patients submitted to the treatment recommended by Departament of Otolaryngology and Head Neck Surgery of the School of Medicine of São José do Rio Preto. To this effect, by means of karyometric optical microscopy, cell nuclei in the glottic region of 20 individuals, divided into groups according to their tumor stage and time of survival, were evaluated. Following comparation with a control group and statistical analsis, it became possible to verify that the lesser diameter of nuclei is of prognostic value for initial tumors in this region
Palabras clave : Morphometry; Laryngeal neoplasms.