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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29214640/management-of-head-and-neck-primary-unknown-squamous-cell-carcinoma-using-combined-positron-emission-tomography-computed-tomography-and-transoral-laser-microsurgery
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Victoria Kuta, Blair Williams, Matthew Rigby, Robert Hart, Jonathan Trites, Colin MacKay, S Mark Taylor
OBJECTIVES/HYPOTHESIS: The unknown primary of the neck is commonly encountered by the head and neck surgeon. Despite the exhaustive diagnostic tools employed in traditional detection protocols, many unknown primaries are not found, and the patient is subjected to wide-field radiation and chemotherapy during treatment. Localizing the primary tumor has demonstrated therapeutic benefits, improved quality of life, and overall survival. The authors' objective was to determine the efficacy of a new management protocol for unknown primaries of the head and neck...
December 7, 2017: Laryngoscope
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29135033/primary-and-salvage-laser-surgery-of-341-glottic-cancers-comparison-of-treatment-outcomes-between-university-head-neck-tertiary-referral-center-and-local-head-neck-department
#2
Piotr Winiarski, Artur Lewandowski, Grażyna Greczka, Jacek Banaszewski, Hanna Klimza, Małgorzata Wierzbicka
OBJECTIVE: The main goal was to compare the clinical data of patients with T1 and T2 glottic cancer treated with CO2 transoral laser microlaryngoscopy (TLM) in the Tertiary Referral University Department of Otolaryngology, Head Neck Surgery, Poznan and the local Department of Otolaryngology, Oncology and Maxillofacial Surgery, Bydgoszcz. MATERIAL AND METHODS: Unified databases for the 7-year period January 2005-December 2011 were created to compare these two cohorts...
November 14, 2017: Lasers in Surgery and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29119321/conservative-treatment-for-advanced-t3-t4-laryngeal-cancer-meta-analysis-of-key-oncological-outcomes
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REVIEW
Giuditta Mannelli, Maria Silvia Lazio, Paolo Luparello, Oreste Gallo
GOAL: Controversies exist regarding the treatment of advanced laryngeal carcinomas. The purpose of this systematic review was to evaluate the oncologic outcomes of both transoral laser and open partial laryngectomies for advanced (T3-T4) squamous cell laryngeal cancers management. INTRODUCTION: A systematic review of literature was led searching for articles mentioning the following terms: advanced (T3-T4) laryngeal cancer AND laser; AND open partial laryngectomy; AND transoral laser microsurgery; AND cordectomy; AND conservative surgery; AND tracheohyoidopexy or tracheohyoidoepiglottopexy; AND supratracheal partial laryngectomy; AND supracricoid partial laryngectomy; AND cricohyoidopexy or cricohyoidoepiglottopexy...
November 8, 2017: European Archives of Oto-rhino-laryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29098372/radiological-tumor-thickness-as-a-risk-factor-for-local-recurrence-in-early-glottic-cancer-treated-with-laser-cordectomy
#4
Ho-Jin Son, Yoon Se Lee, Ja Yoon Ku, Jong-Lyel Roh, Seung-Ho Choi, Soon Yuhl Nam, Sang Yoon Kim
OBJECTIVES: Despite the excellent prognosis of early glottic cancer (T1-T2), the significance of preoperatively measured tumor thickness has not been elucidated. We evaluated the role of tumor thickness measured using computed tomography (CT) as a predictive factor for recurrence of early glottic cancer after transoral laser microsurgery (TLM). METHODS: The medical records of 134 patients who were diagnosed with early glottic squamous cell carcinoma and underwent TLM were reviewed...
November 2, 2017: European Archives of Oto-rhino-laryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29075995/objective-and-self-evaluation-voice-analysis-after-transoral-laser-cordectomy-and-radiotherapy-in-t1a-t1b-glottic-cancer
#5
Nicola Lombardo, Teodoro Aragona, Said Alsayyad, Girolamo Pelaia, Rosa Terracciano, Rocco Savino
Voice quality outcome becomes an important factor in the choice of the therapeutic option. The differences between radiotherapy and laser cordectomy have been extensively debated in the literature. We analyzed the vocal outcomes after carbon dioxide (CO2) laser cordectomy and radiotherapy treatment for T1a-b early glottic cancer by means of objective and subjective voice evaluation. A retrospective study was performed on 56 cancer patients, 30 treated with cordectomy and 26 with radiotherapy. All patients underwent laser cordectomy which was performed under general anesthesia using a surgical microscope in laryngeal suspension...
October 26, 2017: Lasers in Medical Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29046085/transoral-laser-surgery-for-laryngeal-carcinoma-has-steiner-achieved-a-genuine-paradigm-shift-in-oncological-surgery
#6
A T Harris, A Tanyi, R D Hart, J Trites, M H Rigby, J Lancaster, A Nicolaides, S M Taylor
Transoral laser microsurgery applies to the piecemeal removal of malignant tumours of the upper aerodigestive tract using the CO2 laser under the operating microscope. This method of surgery is being increasingly popularised as a single modality treatment of choice in early laryngeal cancers (T1 and T2) and occasionally in the more advanced forms of the disease (T3 and T4), predominantly within the supraglottis. Thomas Kuhn, the American physicist turned philosopher and historian of science, coined the phrase 'paradigm shift' in his groundbreaking book The Structure of Scientific Revolutions...
October 19, 2017: Annals of the Royal College of Surgeons of England
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28976011/oncologic-results-and-quality-of-life-in-patients-with-squamous-cell-carcinoma-of-hypopharynx-after-transoral-laser-microsurgery
#7
Li-Ting Hung, Hsin-I Huang, Ling-Wei Wang, Muh-Hwa Yang, Pen-Yuan Chu
OBJECTIVE: Transoral laser microsurgery (TLM) is an alternative method for organ preservation in squamous cell carcinoma of hypopharynx (HPSCC). The purpose of this study was to analyze the oncologic results and quality of life (QOL) in HPSCC patients after TLM. METHODS: Forty-six patients who underwent TLM were included, 34 of them had QOL evaluations. The QOL analyses were measured with EORTC QLQ-C-30, QLQ-H&N35, VHI-30, and MDADI at least 6 months postoperatively...
October 4, 2017: Lasers in Surgery and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28955672/treatment-of-advanced-carcinoma-of-the-larynx-and-hypopharynx-with-laser-followed-by-external-radiotherapy
#8
Lalee Varghese, John Mathew, Subhashini John, Anand Job
INTRODUCTION: Radical laryngeal surgeries for extensive laryngeal and hypopharyngeal tumors often require a permanent tracheostomy, which has an immense impact on the quality of life of patients. A minimally invasive technique such as transoral laser microresection (TLM) followed by radiotherapy can preserve the functions of the voice and swallowing. The aim of this study is to evaluate the role of laser debulking in the treatment of carcinoma of the larynx and hypopharynx, to evaluate the response of the tumor to subsequent radiotherapy, and also to assess the usefulness of laser in avoiding tracheostomy and functional preservation of the voice and swallowing...
September 2017: Iranian Journal of Otorhinolaryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28929221/therapeutic-modalities-and-oncologic-outcomes-in-the-treatment-of-t1b-glottic-squamous-cell-carcinoma-a-systematic-review
#9
REVIEW
Federico Maria Gioacchini, Michele Tulli, Shaniko Kaleci, Stefano Bondi, Mario Bussi, Massimo Re
T1a and T1b glottic squamous cell carcinoma (SCC) are often analyzed together by authors who investigate the oncologic outcomes achieved after different therapeutic options. Nevertheless, T1b definitely represents a more advanced tumor stage compared to T1a glottic SCC. The objective of this review was first to analyze the overall success rates in the treatment of patients affected by T1b glottic SCC. Moreover, a subgroup analysis was planned to specifically compare the outcomes obtained with radiotherapy (RT), transoral laser microsurgery (TLM) and open partial laryngectomies (OPL)...
December 2017: European Archives of Oto-rhino-laryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28895160/oncologic-outcomes-of-ktp-laser-surgery-versus-radiation-for-t1-glottic-carcinoma
#10
Jamal Ahmed, Ahmed Sherif Gabr Ibrahim, Laura M Freedman, David E Rosow
OBJECTIVES/HYPOTHESIS: To characterize outcomes for patients who underwent transoral microsurgery with potassium titanyl phosphate (KTP) laser resection of early glottic cancers and to compare outcomes with patients who received external beam radiation therapy. STUDY DESIGN: Retrospective cohort study. METHODS: The history of patients with T1 glottic carcinoma treated with curative primary radiation or transoral KTP laser resection was reviewed...
September 12, 2017: Laryngoscope
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28895157/laryngeal-exposure-and-margin-status-in-glottic-cancer-treated-by-transoral-laser-microsurgery
#11
Cesare Piazza, Alberto Paderno, Paola Grazioli, Francesca Del Bon, Nausica Montalto, Pietro Perotti, Riccardo Morello, Marta Filauro, Piero Nicolai, Giorgio Peretti
OBJECTIVE: Laryngeal exposure is one of the most limiting factors in transoral laser microsurgery (TLM) for glottic cancer. We evaluated the correlation between the degree of laryngeal exposure, as assessed by an easy previously described scoring tool (Laryngoscore), and histopathologic surgical margin status after TLM. STUDY DESIGN: Prospective evaluation of 147 patients affected by Tis-T2 glottic cancer treated by TLM with curative intent between January 2012 and April 2016...
September 12, 2017: Laryngoscope
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28873031/surgical-treatment-for-early-stage-glottic-carcinoma-with-involvement-of-the-anterior-commissure
#12
Philipp Wolber, David Schwarz, Thoralf Stange, Magdalene Ortmann, Matthias Balk, Andreas Anagiotos, Antoniu-Oreste Gostian
Objective Assessment of the value of transoral laser microsurgery (TLM) compared with open surgery (OS) for early stage squamous cell carcinoma of the glottic larynx with special regard to involvement of the anterior commissure (AC). Study Design Case series with chart review. Setting Tertiary care otolaryngology clinic. Subjects and Methods Review of clinicopathological data of all patients with previously untreated T1a, T1b, and T2 glottic squamous cell carcinoma of the larynx who were consecutively enrolled over a 10-year period (January 1, 1992, to December 31, 2002)...
September 1, 2017: Otolaryngology—Head and Neck Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28854985/-cutting-through-tumour-in-head-and-neck-cancer-still-a-taboo
#13
R de Bree, S M Willems, L M Janssen, M W M van den Brekel
When resecting head and neck tumours, the aim is mostly to strive for en bloc resection with sufficiently large tumour-free margins. If this is not possible, as is frequently the case with transoral laser microsurgery and endonasal endoscopic surgery, multiblock resection can be carried out by cutting through the tumour. With this approach, it is also essential that the final resection margins are tumour-negative. In such cases, surgeon and pathologist together should pay extra attention to tissue orientation and outer resection margins...
2017: Nederlands Tijdschrift Voor Geneeskunde
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28819810/laser-assisted-surgery-of-the-upper-aero-digestive-tract-a-clarification-of-nomenclature-a-consensus-statement-of-the-european-laryngological-society
#14
Marc Remacle, Christoph Arens, Mostafa Badr Eldin, Guillermo Campos, Carlos Chiesa Estomba, Pavel Dulguerov, Ivana Fiz, Anastasios Hantzakos, Jerôme Keghian, Francesco Mora, Nayla Matar, Giorgio Peretti, Cesare Piazza, Gregory N Postma, Vyas Prasad, Elisabeth Sjogren, Frederik G Dikkers
Acronyms and abbreviations are frequently used in otorhinolaryngology and other medical specialties. CO2 laser-assisted transoral surgery of the pharynx, the larynx and the upper airway is a family of commonly performed surgical procedures termed transoral laser microsurgery (TLM). The abbreviation TLM can be confusing because of alternative modes of delivery. Classification and definition of the different types of procedures, performed transorally or transnasally, are proposed by the Working Committee for Nomenclature of the European Laryngological Society, emphasizing the type of laser used and the way this laser is transmitted...
August 17, 2017: European Archives of Oto-rhino-laryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28807066/laser-assisted-management-of-a-symptomatic-anterior-pharyngeal-diverticulum
#15
K Pujary, A C Agarwal, R Balakrishnan, A Bhandarkar
BACKGROUND: Dysphagia is a relatively common symptom following laryngectomy. An anterior pharyngeal diverticulum is a rare cause of post-laryngectomy dysphagia. However, it is often an incidental finding on rigid telescopic examination. METHODS AND RESULTS: This article describes two patients with a symptomatic anterior pharyngeal diverticulum. They were treated by transoral micro-endoscopic potassium titanyl phosphate 532 nm laser assisted resection. Both patients could take feeds orally after the procedure without any difficulty...
October 2017: Journal of Laryngology and Otology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28757800/case-report-recurrent-mucoepidermoid-carcinoma-of-the-tongue-in-adult-female-patient-with-lung-cancer
#16
Arielle Rubin, John Davis, Karim Jreije, Henry Wu, Randy Oppenheimer
There is a steady rise in incidence of malignant salivary gland tumors in the United States, with mucoepidermoid carcinoma (MEC) the most frequent. Although 40% of MECs are found in the parotid gland, these lesions possess the capacity to develop anywhere along the aerodigestive tract. Here, we present a case of recurrent tongue MEC in a young adult female patient with history of lung malignancy and multiple brain metastases. Without a universally accepted management protocol for recurrent MECs, the current clinical practice uses tumor grade, location, and clinical progression to determine both prognosis and goals of care...
2017: Clinical Medicine Insights. Ear, Nose and Throat
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28741786/ectopic-parathyroid-adenoma-in-the-pyriform-sinus
#17
Jonathan Kim, Maricel Cubangbang, Lacey Adkins, Stanley Chia, Timothy R DeKlotz, Lisa Boyle, Bruce Davidson
BACKGROUND: Ectopic parathyroid glands may complicate the surgical approach to primary hyperparathyroidism. We describe a rare ectopic parathyroid location, the pyriform sinus. METHODS: Three patients, 2 after prior unsuccessful parathyroid exploration, were found to have ectopic parathyroid adenomas in the pyriform sinus. Two cases were identified by 4D-CT of the neck. The other was localized by a technetium 99m sestamibi single photon emission CT (SPECT). In each case, office endoscopy confirmed the lesions...
July 25, 2017: Head & Neck
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28714430/laparoscopic-instrument-use-in-laryngeal-surgery-transoral-resection-of-a-supraglottic-haemangioma
#18
R Bannon, R Gohil, J Manickavasagam
BACKGROUND: Adult laryngeal haemangiomas are rare vascular tumours that have been managed by a variety of surgical techniques. METHODS: This paper describes a case of near-fatal acute airway obstruction secondary to such a lesion, followed by our approach to surgical resection using a laparoscopic bipolar tissue-sealing device. RESULTS: This technique resulted in successful excision of the lesion, with no evidence of recurrence at one year of follow up...
September 2017: Journal of Laryngology and Otology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28695624/life-quality-improvement-in-hoarse-patients-with-early-glottic-cancer-after-transoral-laser-microsurgery
#19
Li-Jen Hsin, Wan-Ni Lin, Tuan-Jen Fang, Li-Ang Lee, Chung-Jan Kang, Bing-Shan Huang, Chien-Yu Lin, Kang-Hsing Fan, Ngan-Ming Tsang, Cheng-Lung Hsu, Joseph Tung-Chieh Chang, Chun-Ta Liao, Tzu-Chen Yen, Kai-Ping Chang, Hsiu-Feng Chuang, Hsueh-Yu Li
BACKGROUND: The purpose of this study was to evaluate the recovery kinetics of voice and quality of life (QOL) over time in patients with early glottic cancer who underwent transoral laser microsurgery (TLM). METHODS: A prospective cohort study was conducted in which acoustic and aerodynamic voice assessments and QOL analyses were done using health-related questionnaires (European Organization for Research and Treatment of Cancer Quality of Life Questionnaire-Core 30-questions [EORTC-QLQ-C30] and European Organization for Research and Treatment of Cancer Quality of Life Questionnaire-Head and Neck 35-questions [EORTC-QLQ-H&N35]) were administered at designated times...
July 11, 2017: Head & Neck
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28669304/gland-preservation-in-patients-undergoing-sialoendoscopy
#20
Virginie Achim, Tyler J Light, Peter E Andersen
Objective Sialoendoscopy is a minimally invasive technique for the treatment of obstructive sialadenitis. We aim to describe treatment considerations and report our ultimate rate of gland preservation. Study Design Case series with chart review. Setting Academic tertiary hospital. Subject and Methods A total of 128 consecutive sialoendoscopy cases for obstructive sialadenitis between 2009 and 2015 were evaluated. Procedures included endoscopic stricture dilation, basket-assisted stone retrieval, Holmium laser lithotripsy, and combined endoscopic transoral stone excision...
July 2017: Otolaryngology—Head and Neck Surgery
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