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Korean Journal of Head & Neck Oncology 1991;7(1):17-23.
Published online June 30, 1991.
The Results of Conservation Surgery in Laryngeal Cancer
Soon Young Lee;Jong Ouck Choi;Kwang Yoon Jung;Hong Kyun Yoo
보존적 수술을 시행받은 후두암 환자의 치료성적
이순영;최종욱;정광윤;유홍균
Abstract
The purpose of conservation surgery is complete eradication of the lesion with maximal maintenance of the proper function of the larynx. But the re are various methods of conservation surgery for the laryngeal cancer because of the unique embriological and anatomical characteristics of the larynx, which is the narrowest portion of the upper airway. The authors experienced 24 cases of conservation surgery for laryngeal cancer(7 in supraglottie cancer, 13 in glottic cancer, 4 in transglottic cancer) during recent 5 years and performed retrospective analysis of the cases. The result shows 91.6% of overall 3 years survival rate(87.5% of disease free 3 year survival rate). The authors concluded that conservation surgery for the laryngeal cancer preserve the function of larynx as possible and high cure rates were achieved by postoperative radiation therapy for the incomplete resection margin.
Key Words: Laryngeal cancer, Conservation surgery


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