- TLM Safe Salvage Option for T1a and T1b Glottic Cancers
- Post-Operative Pain and Bleeding Risk Following Tonsillectomy
- Tissue-Engineered Regeneration of Mastoid Air Cells Improves Eustachian Tube Function
- Two-Stage Process Repairs Internal Lining in Nasal Deformity
- Impact of Treatment Modality and Radiation Technique in Cancer Patients
- Psychological Impact of Wait Time for Thyroid Surgery
Explore this issue:February 2013
TLM Safe Salvage Option for T1a and T1b Glottic Cancers
What is the role of transoral laser microsurgery (TLM) for salvage in radiation failures for selected glottic cancers?
Background: TLM has replaced open laryngeal surgery for managing early glottic cancer, while preserving organ and function. It is also easily repeated for local recurrences, with better functional outcomes and shorter hospitalizations. This study was conducted to address TLM in the management of recurrent glottic cancer after failure of definitive radiation.
Study design: Retrospective analysis of medical records of 18 patients with recurrent T1 and T2 of the glottis after receiving radiation therapy. Records between 2002 and 2007 were examined.