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Revista de otorrinolaringología y cirugía de cabeza y cuello

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ARREGUI V, Rodrigo; ORTUZAR G, Esteban  y  CALABRESE, Rocco. Transoral Laser Microsurgery of Cancer of the Larynx: Barros Luco Medical Center. Experience 2003-2009. Rev. Otorrinolaringol. Cir. Cabeza Cuello [online]. 2011, vol.71, n.1, pp. 7-13. ISSN 0718-4816.

Introduction: Laryngeal cancer is the second most common malignancy in head and neck, and there are several treatment options for their management, wherein the use of lasers for early stages. Aim: To evaluate the oncological results of patients with a diagnosis of laringeal cancer, they were treated by transoral laser microsurgery at Hospital Barros Luco. Material and method: Retrospective study of 30 medical records of patients operated at the Barros Luco Hospital from 2003 to 2009. Results: For patients with T1 tumor overall survival (adjusted) initial and final local control of 100%% was obtained. In T2 patients overall survival was 100%% with an initial and final local control of 81.8%. Patients T3 described a 100% overall survival but without achieving local control and final control in none of the patients. Discussion: Cancer control results obtained in our service for early stages are similar to those described in the literature. Conclusions: Transoral laser surgery is a safe procedure with acceptable oncological outcomes in management of patients with neoplastic disease of the larynx in early stages.

Palabras clave : Transoral laser surgery; cancer of the larynx.

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