Transoral laser microsurgery of recurrent early glottic cancer after radiation therapy: clinical feasibility and limitations.

@article{Han2012TransoralLM,
  title={Transoral laser microsurgery of recurrent early glottic cancer after radiation therapy: clinical feasibility and limitations.},
  author={Young Jin Han and Hyoung Shin Lee and Sung Won Kim and J C Hong and Seung Tae Kim and Hyo Sang Park and Kang-Dae Lee},
  journal={The Annals of otology, rhinology, and laryngology},
  year={2012},
  volume={121 6},
  pages={375-82}
}
OBJECTIVES Transoral laser microsurgery (TLM) is an accepted alternative to open partial laryngectomy for selected glottic cancers, but its role in salvage of radiation failure is debated. METHODS The records of 18 patients treated by TLM for rT1 and rT2 glottic cancer after curative radiation therapy from 2002 to 2007 were retrospectively analyzed. RESULTS Of the 18 patients, 10 (56%) remained free of disease after the first TLM. The 5-year local control and laryngeal preservation rates… CONTINUE READING