[Results of transoral laser resection in T1-2 oropharyngeal, hypopharyngeal and laryngeal carcinomas].

@article{Iro2011ResultsOT,
  title={[Results of transoral laser resection in T1-2 oropharyngeal, hypopharyngeal and laryngeal carcinomas].},
  author={Heinrich Iro and Konstantinos Mantsopoulos and Johannes Zenk and Frank Waldfahrer and Georgios Psychogios},
  journal={Laryngo- rhino- otologie},
  year={2011},
  volume={90 8},
  pages={481-5}
}
BACKGROUND Transoral laser microsurgery (TLM) has led to an expansion of the therapeutic modalities for malignomas of head and neck. This study aims to assess the oncologic results and functional outcomes of TLM in early carcinomas. PATIENTS AND METHODS This is a retrospective study of 947 cases with T1-2 carcinomas primarily managed with laser surgery between 1979 and 2007. All cases were assessed for survival, with respect to location, T and N classification and status of surgical margins… CONTINUE READING