Recurrences after endoscopic management of early (T1) glottic carcinoma

J. V. Thomas, K. D. Olsen, H. B. Neel, L. W. DeSanto, V. J. Suman

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From 1976 to 1986, 106 patients with early glottic carcinoma were managed endoscopically at our institution. Twenty-four (23%) patients required retreatment of the larynx for local recurrences or new primary lesions after initial endoscopic management. The probability of remaining free of local recurrence 3 years after primary surgery was estimated to be 0.87 and, after 5 years, it was 0.81. Of the 24 patients who required re-treatment of their larynx, 10 did so beyond 3 years, indicating a new second primary. In 1 patient who required retreatment within 3 years, a new primary developed on the opposite cord. Therefore, true local recurrences developed in 13 patients (12.3%); 3 of these patients (2.8%) ultimately required laryngectomy and 3 are dead (2.8%) with disease.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1099-1104
Number of pages6
Issue number9
StatePublished - Jan 1 1994

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Otorhinolaryngology


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