Progress in larynx-sparing surgery for glottic cancer through tracheal transplantation.

Abstract

The current surgical treatment for unilateral, advanced glottic cancer is a total laryngectomy. Usually, the noninvolved hemilarynx needs resection because the resulting laryngeal defect cannot be reconstructed after adequate tumor resection. Experimental findings suggest that segments of autologous trachea may restore extended laryngeal defects. The… (More)

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