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Head Neck. 2015 Feb;37(2):156-61. doi: 10.1002/hed.23571. Epub 2014 Feb 12.

Oncologic results of transoral laser microsurgery for squamous cell carcinoma of the posterior pharyngeal wall.

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  • 1Department of Otorhinolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery, University of Göttingen, Germany.

Abstract

BACKGROUND:

The purpose of this study was to evaluate oncologic outcomes of transoral laser microsurgery (TLM) in patients with cancer of the oropharyngeal and/or hypopharyngeal posterior wall.

METHODS:

Between August 1986 and December 2006, 25 patients (oropharyngeal n = 12; hypopharyngeal n = 13) were treated by primary CO2 laser microsurgery. Treatment was exclusively TLM with or without selective neck dissection in 12 cases (48%); TLM with adjuvant (chemo)radiotherapy was performed in 13 cases (52%).

RESULTS:

Data were analyzed by using the Kaplan-Meier method. The median follow-up was 41.6 months. The 5-year overall, recurrence-free, and disease-specific survival rates for stages I/II were 36,5%, 60,0%, and 87,5% and for stages III/IVa 41,2%, 36,4%, and 56,3%, respectively.

CONCLUSION:

With respect to local control and survival, results are comparable to conventional surgery.

© 2014 Wiley Periodicals, Inc.

KEYWORDS:

carcinoma posterior pharyngeal wall; hypopharynx; oncologic and functional outcomes; oropharynx; transoral laser microsurgery

PMID:
24519973
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