Endoscopic CO2 laser surgery for supraglottic cancer--ten years of experience.

@article{Bumber2009EndoscopicCL,
  title={Endoscopic CO2 laser surgery for supraglottic cancer--ten years of experience.},
  author={Zeljko Bumber and Drago Prgomet and Sa{\vs}a Janjanin},
  journal={Collegium antropologicum},
  year={2009},
  volume={33 1},
  pages={87-91}
}
We present our experience with primary CO2 laser surgery for planocellular supraglottic carcinoma. During a ten-year period, we performed 64 curative supraglottic laryngectomies. Twenty-nine patients presented with T1 and 35 with T2 carcinoma. There were 46 patients without regional and/or distant metastases (N0 neck), and 18 patients with N+ neck. Thirty-three (52%) patients were treated with surgery alone, and in 31 (48%) patients surgical procedure was combined with radiotherapy. Estimated… CONTINUE READING