Radiation therapy for early stage carcinoma of the glottic larynx.

Academic Article

Abstract

  • The results of radiation therapy of 79 patients with early carcinoma of the vocal cord are reported. Nine (13%) of the 69 patients with stage I disease had local recurrence, and two (20%) of the ten patients with stage II disease had local recurrence without local node metastasis. Subsequent control of radiation failure by surgical salvage was 100%. Close follow-up of the patients after radiation therapy and biopsy of suggestive areas are emphasized for early detection of residual or recurrent tumor.
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    Keywords

  • Adult, Aged, Carcinoma, Cobalt Radioisotopes, Follow-Up Studies, Humans, Laryngeal Neoplasms, Laryngectomy, Middle Aged, Neoplasm Recurrence, Local, Radioisotope Teletherapy, Vocal Cords
  • Author List

  • Kim RY; Fincher JA; Roth RE
  • Start Page

  • 8
  • End Page

  • 9
  • Volume

  • 72
  • Issue

  • 1