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Quality of voice after treatment for T1A glottic squamous cell carcinoma was studied in two matched groups of males treated either with CO2 laser cordectomi (n = 18, mean age 65.2 years) or with full dose radiotherapy (n = 18, mean age 65.1 years). All patients had histologically verified invasive squamous cell carcinoma. Fifteen male patients (mean age(More)
A series of 31 glottic T1 tumours, 18 T1A and 13 T1S, treated endoscopically by carbon dioxide laser surgery is presented. There were 3 recurrences in each group which were successfully treated by repeated laser surgery or radiotherapy. A comparison of the quality of the voice with T1A tumours primarily treated by radiotherapy using a GRBAS score is made.(More)
The pathogenesis of idiopathic contact granuloma is still not clear. The present results of a prospective study on possible etiological factors indicate that oesophageal disturbances are common in patients with contact granuloma but some other pathogenetic factors must also be considered.
Ten patients who were referred to a speech pathologist for functional voice disorders were treated with voice therapy using the accent method. The vocal folds were normal except in three females who had moderate bilateral nodules. The voices were analyzed acoustically before and after treatment. Of the parameters tested, pitch perturbation quotient,(More)