During her presentation at the 2007 Combined Otolaryngology Spring Meeting in San Diego, Dana M. Hartl, MD, PhD, from the Department of Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery at the Institut Gustave Roussy in France, described her findings from a retrospective, bi-institutional study designed to review the results of a large series of patients with early glottic squamous cell carcinoma treated with curative intent by transoral laser resection.
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We also sought to compare these results with the pathological assessment of the resection margins, involvement of the anterior commissure, and the extent of the cordectomy, said Dr. Hartl, whose study was published in the Annals of Otology, Rhinology, and Laryngology.
Since the 1990s, transoral laser resection has become a standard treatment for early glottic cancer and a valid alternative to radiation therapy or external partial laryngectomy in terms of oncologic results. Studies have shown that transoral laser resection provides greater than 90% local control and laryngeal preservation for early glottic cancer.