Cordal carcinoma of the larynx with posterior extension: surgical treatment

S. Blaugrund

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Vocal cord carcinoma in carefully selected cases with extension to the vocal process of the arytenoid and into the ventricle can be cured by vertical hemilaryngectomy. The lesion must meet specific criteria for success to be realized. Replacement of the vocalis muscle with cancer with obliteration of the ventricle is the most common cause of fixation and is amenable to hemilaryngectomy. Postoperative aspiration is minimized and speech improved by replacement of bulk at the rostrum of the cricoid. Localization and specific documentation of the lesion is essential preoperatively, although final determination of involvement can only be made at operation.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)908-914
Number of pages7
JournalJournal of Urban Health
Issue number10
StatePublished - 1973
Externally publishedYes


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