Laryngeal cancer without spread to the neck: Treatment options and outcome

Karen H. Calhoun, Charles M. Stiernberg, James A. Hokanson, Francis B. Quinn, Byron J. Bailey

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We examined treatment and outcome variables in patients who had laryngeal cancer without clinical evidence of spread to the neck. In our patient population, there was a 24% overall recurrence rate for N0 laryngcal cancer. Initial manifestations, including stage and location of tumor, did not influence recurrence (P >.1). Initial treatment of the primary T3 or T4 tumor with radiotherapy alone was positively correlated with recurrence (P <.0 for T3 P<.0 for T4), but initial treatment of the neck did not appear to affect chance of regional or distant recurrence (P >.1). Approximately half of the patients who had recurrent disease were salvaged. Neither chance of salvage nor final disease-free status was significantly associated with any of the variables (P >.1).

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1369-1374
Number of pages6
JournalSouthern medical journal
Issue number11
StatePublished - Nov 1988
Externally publishedYes

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  • General Medicine


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