Implications of positive margins or incomplete excision in laryngeal cancer treated by transoral laser microsurgery: how we do it.

@article{Grant2009ImplicationsOP,
  title={Implications of positive margins or incomplete excision in laryngeal cancer treated by transoral laser microsurgery: how we do it.},
  author={David Gray Grant and Paula T Bradley and Ambica Parmar and E C Toll and David L Baldwin and Graham C Porter and Paul Anthony Tierney},
  journal={Clinical otolaryngology : official journal of ENT-UK ; official journal of Netherlands Society for Oto-Rhino-Laryngology & Cervico-Facial Surgery},
  year={2009},
  volume={34 5},
  pages={485-9}
}
Dear Editor, In the United Kingdom the use of transoral laser microsurgery (TLM) has evolved as a recognised standard of care for early laryngeal cancer. The optimum method of resection and pathological assessment however remains controversial. Some authors favour a piecemeal resection of the tumour guided where necessary by intraoperative frozen section margin control. Recent consensus agreement between United Kingdom endoscopic surgeons has favoured an en bloc or circumferential resections… CONTINUE READING