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Laryngorhinootologie. 2013 Dec;92(12):797-807. doi: 10.1055/s-0033-1349085. Epub 2013 Aug 8.

[Management of T1a vocal fold carcinoma].

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  • 1Sektion für Phoniatrie & Pädaudiologie, der Universitäts-HNO-Klinik, Ulm.


About 2/3 of the larynx carcinomas affect the vocal chords. The main risk factor is smoking. Carcinomas in this localisation often arise from leukoplakias with dysplasia. A typical symptom is dysphonia. Arrest of vibration in microlaryngostroboscopy is a hint that a carcinoma could be present. Transoral laser cordectomy or radiotherapy show equivalent oncological results and results in quality of voice in the treatment of vocal fold carcinoma (T1a). As lymph node and distant metastasis are very rare, follow-up can concentrate on microlaryngoscopy. In case of a suspicious area on the vocal fold, biopsy of the affected tissue is needed to plan correct treatment. The prognosis of the T1 vocal chord carcinoma is quite good with a 5-year survival rate of almost 100%.

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