ORLANDO, FL-Laser involution of early stage glottic cancer-with complete treatment of the malignancy weeks after the first session-appears to offer long-term control of the disease while preserving excellent voice function, researchers reported at the 88th annual meeting of the American Broncho-Esophagological Association (ABEA).
Explore this issue:June 2008
In a preliminary report that described treatment of 23 patients, Steven M. Zeitels, MD, Eugene B. Casey Professor of Laryngeal Surgery at Harvard Medical School in Boston, suggested that treatment with pulsed angiolytic lasers might offer a better solution for laryngeal cancer than ionizing radiation.
This is somewhat unconventional, Dr. Zeitels said during the ABEA session, which was conducted as part of the annual Combined Otolaryngology Spring Meeting. I’ll ask you to keep an open mind.