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Research Article, J Otol Rhinol Vol: 2 Issue: 1

Surgical Management of the Non-functional Larynx after Organ Preservation Therapy

Nikhila Raol1, Katherine A. Hutcheson2, Jan S. Lewin2 and Michael E. Kupferman2*
1Bobby R. Alford Department of Otolaryngology, Baylor College of Medicine, Houston, Texas 77030, USA
2Department of Head and Neck Surgery, The University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center, Houston, Texas 77030, USA
Corresponding author : Michael E. Kupferman
The University of Texas M. D. Anderson Cancer Center, Unit 441, Houston, TX 77230, USA
E-mail: [email protected]
Received: November 14, 2012 Accepted: February 05, 2013 Published: February 11, 2013
Citation: Raol N, Hutcheson KA, Lewin JS, Kupferman ME (2013) Surgical Management of the Non-functional Larynx after Organ Preservation Therapy. J Otol Rhinol 2:1. doi:10.4172/2324-8785.1000111

Abstract

Surgical Management of the Non-functional Larynx after Organ Preservation Therapy

Objective: Removal of the larynx for laryngeal malignancy is a curative procedure in the setting of resectable cancer. In the era of organ preservation, the use of radiation to treat head and neck cancer is often the first line of treatment. However, late complications are frequently seen, including laryngeal dysfunction, aspiration, and chondroradionecrosis. The goal of our study was to review our surgical experience with laryngectomy for patients with nonfunctional larynges.
Data sources: Twenty-four disease-free head and neck cancer survivors who underwent total laryngectomy (TL) for laryngopharyngeal dysfunction from 1/2003 to 12/2008 at a tertiary referral center.

Keywords: Dysfunctional larynx; Salvage total laryngectomy; Head and neck cancer

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