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Laryngectomy

General

Curative treatment for laryngeal cancer is primarily radiation therapy, except for T1a tumors which are removed by laser surgery.

Laryngectomy includes removal of the larynx and hyoid bone.

Laryngectomy for T4

  • Elective surgery - laryngectomy is performed 4-6 weeks after the last radiation therapy. 
  • Primary surgery - is performed only in acute situations due to airway obstruction. 

Indication

  • Laryngeal cancer

Goal 

  • Curative resection of tumor

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