TOTAL LARYNGECTOMY IN THE ERA OF ORGAN PRESERVATION. OUR EXPERIENCE IN A TERTIARY CENTER

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  • Tridip Pantha Department of Otorhinolaryngology & Head Neck Surgery National Academy of Medical Science (Bir Hospital) Kathmandu, Nepal
  • Dipendra Gautam Department of Otorhinolaryngology & Head Neck Surgery National Academy of Medical Science (Bir Hospital) Kathmandu, Nepal
  • Bijay K Chaydhary Department of Otorhinolaryngology & Head Neck Surgery National Academy of Medical Science (Bir Hospital) Kathmandu, Nepal

Abstract

In the era of organ preservation, majority of the Total Laryngectomies (TL) has been reserved only to advanced laryngeal cancer which is not suitable for conservative treatment or failure of the conservative treatment.

With the objective of identifying the trend in TL, a retrospective chart review was done from January 2010 to May 2016 at the Department of Otorhinolaryngology and Head and Neck Surgery of National Academy of Medical Sciences.

The data showed that 29 TL were performed. Majority of them (72%) were for advanced squamous cell carcinoma of the larynx. The study demonstrates that TL has a declining trend however incidence of laryngeal carcinoma has not.

Keywords: Laryngeal cancer, Laryngeal surgery, total laryngectomy

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2016-07-06

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Pantha T, Gautam D, Chaydhary BK. TOTAL LARYNGECTOMY IN THE ERA OF ORGAN PRESERVATION. OUR EXPERIENCE IN A TERTIARY CENTER. Nepalese J ENT Head Neck Surg [Internet]. 2016 Jul. 6 [cited 2024 Jun. 22];7(1):37-9. Available from: https://www.njehns.org.np/index.php/njehns/article/view/165

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