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#1
K A Stephenson, J J Fagan
BACKGROUND: The optimal management of glottic carcinoma involving the anterior commissure is controversial. METHOD: A retrospective analysis was conducted of 76 patients with glottic squamous cell carcinoma treated by transoral carbon dioxide laser resection by a single surgeon. RESULTS: Sixty-three patients (with tumour stage Tis-T3) were eligible for inclusion. Thirty patients had involvement of the anterior commissure; these patients were significantly more likely to have either uncertain or positive margins (63...
January 10, 2017: Journal of Laryngology and Otology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28032684/timing-of-neck-dissection-in-association-with-transoral-surgery-a-systematic-review
#2
REVIEW
Costa Repanos, Adal H Mirza, Michael George, Petros D Karkos
BACKGROUND: The purpose of this study was to present our evaluation of the importance of timing (early vs synchronous vs delayed) in conjunction with transoral laser surgery for head and neck squamous cell carcinoma (HNSCC). METHODS: Articles addressing surgical management via transoral laser surgery for HNSCC were included for review. RESULTS: Twenty-six articles fulfilled our criteria. The overall 5-year disease-specific survival (DSS) was 75...
December 29, 2016: Head & Neck
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28028607/transoral-laser-microsurgery-for-t1b-glottic-cancer-review-of-51-cases
#3
Bernhard G Weiss, Friedrich Ihler, Yiannis Pilavakis, Hendrik A Wolff, Martin Canis, Christian Welz, Wolfgang Steiner
For the treatment of T1b glottic carcinoma, different treatment options, such as transoral laser microsurgery, open surgical techniques, and primary radiotherapy, are under discussion. In this context, the aim of the present study was to describe oncologic results and complication rates of transoral laser microsurgery in treatment of T1b glottic carcinoma. This is a retrospective unicenter chart review of patients treated at an academic tertiary referral center between 1986 and 2006. Fifty-one previously untreated T1b cases were exclusively treated by transoral laser microsurgery and included into this study, 47 were male, and 4 were female...
December 27, 2016: European Archives of Oto-rhino-laryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28025603/evidence-and-evidence-gaps-of-laryngeal-cancer-surgery
#4
REVIEW
Susanne Wiegand
Surgical treatment of laryngeal cancer has been established for decades. In addition to total laryngectomy, which was first performed in 1873, a large number or organ preservation surgical techniques, like open partial laryngectomy, transoral laser microsurgery, and transoral robotic surgery have been developed. Studies on laryngeal cancer surgery are mainly retrospective case series and cohort studies. The evolution of chemoradiation protocols and their analysis in prospective randomized trials have led to an increasing acceptance of non-surgical treatment procedures...
2016: GMS Current Topics in Otorhinolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27966287/transoral-laser-microsurgery-versus-radiation-therapy-in-the-management-of-t1-and-t2-laryngeal-glottic-carcinoma-which-modality-is-cost-effective-within-the-uk
#5
Matthew Prettyjohns, Stuart Winter, Cyrus Kerawala, Vinidh Paleri
OBJECTIVES: To identify the most cost effective treatment strategy in patients with early stage (T1and T2) cancers of the laryngeal glottis. DESIGN: A Markov decision model populated using data from updated systematic reviews and meta analyses, with attributable costs from NHS sources. Data on local control and mortality was obtained from updates of existing systematic reviews conducted for the NICE guideline on cancer of the upper aerodigestive tract. Procedure costs were sourced from NHS reference costs 2013/14 by applying tariffs associated with the appropriate health resource group code...
December 14, 2016: Clinical Otolaryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27966051/transoral-laser-microsurgery-versus-radiotherapy-for-t1-glottic-carcinoma-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
#6
Hai-Lan Mo, Jie Li, Xiang Yang, Feng Zhang, Jun-Wei Xiong, Zhi-Ling Yang, Jian Tan, Bing Li
Transoral laser microsurgery (TLM) and radiotherapy (RT) are both accepted treatment modalities for glottic cancer. The objective of the study was to assess the oncologic outcomes and life quality of TLM in comparison with RT for T1 glottic carcinoma. We searched Medline/PubMed, Web of knowledge, EMBASE, the Cochrane Library, the Wiley online library, Springer, Google, China National Knowledge Infrastructure (CNKI), etc. We screened the literature, assessed the quality of the studies, and extracted the relevant data through the establishment of inclusion and exclusion criteria...
December 13, 2016: Lasers in Medical Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27958597/salvage-total-laryngectomy-after-conservation-laryngeal-surgery-for-recurrent-laryngeal-squamous-cell-carcinoma
#7
A De Virgilio, A Greco, F Bussu, A Gallo, D Rosati, S-H Kim, C-C Wang, M Conte, G Pagliuca, M De Vincentiis
The aim of the present study was to evaluate the oncological efficacy of salvage total laryngectomy in patients who had previously undergone supracricoid partial laryngectomy or transoral laser microsurgery for treatment of laryngeal squamous cell carcinoma. We retrospectively reviewed the medical, surgical and pathological records of 35 patients who underwent salvage total laryngectomy after recurrence of laryngeal cancer (following supracricoid partial laryngectomy or transoral laser microsurgery). Kaplan-Meier survival curves as well as univariate and multivariate analyses of prognostic factors were performed...
October 2016: Acta Otorhinolaryngologica Italica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27943254/minimally-invasive-surgery-versus-radiotherapy-chemoradiotherapy-for-small-volume-primary-oropharyngeal-carcinoma
#8
REVIEW
James Howard, Liam Masterson, Raghav C Dwivedi, Faruque Riffat, Richard Benson, Sarah Jefferies, Piyush Jani, James R Tysome, Chris Nutting
BACKGROUND: More than 400,000 cases of oropharyngeal squamous cell carcinoma (OPSCC) are diagnosed each year worldwide and the incidence is rising, partly as a result of human papillomavirus. Human papillomavirus-associated OPSCC affects younger patients and often presents at a higher stage; however, it is associated with a better prognosis.Until recently, first-line management of OPSCC involved chemoradiotherapy, as research had demonstrated comparable survival outcomes when compared with open surgery, with significantly decreased morbidity...
December 11, 2016: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27933354/-pathophysiology-diagnosis-and-treatment-of-zenker-s-diverticulum
#9
T Hussain, J T Maurer, S Lang, B A Stuck
Zenker's diverticulum occurs at the dorsal pharyngoesophageal junction through Killian's dehiscence and is caused by increased intrabolus pressure. Symptomatic disease most frequently affects male elderly patients. Primary symptom is oropharyngeal dysphagia, as well as regurgitation of undigested food, halitosis, and chronic aspiration. A barium swallow study is performed to confirm diagnosis. Treatment options for symptomatic patients include open surgery, as well as transoral rigid or flexible endoscopic procedures...
December 8, 2016: HNO
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27863075/transoral-laser-microsurgery-versus-radiotherapy-for-t2-glottic-squamous-cell-carcinoma-a-systematic-review-of-local-control-outcomes
#10
L Warner, K Lee, J J Homer
BACKGROUND: Systematic reviews comparing treatment of early glottic cancer with transoral surgery or radiotherapy demonstrate similar oncological outcomes. Most studies of 'early-stage' laryngeal cancer include Tis, T1a, T1b and T2 cases. The data are dominated by patients with T1 and Tis tumours, although extrapolating these results and applying them for T2 cases may be inappropriate. No previous systematic reviews have focused on T2 cancers as a separate group. OBJECTIVE OF REVIEW: This review compares local control outcomes for T2 glottic squamous cell carcinoma, treated with transoral microsurgery or external beam radiotherapy...
November 10, 2016: Clinical Otolaryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27862085/rabbit-model-of-tracheal-stenosis-using-cylindrical-diffuser
#11
Hyoung Shin Lee, Sung Won Kim, Chulho Oak, Hyun Wook Kang, Junghwan Oh, Min Jung Jung, Sung Bin Kim, Jun Hee Won, Kang Dae Lee
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE: Variable methods of animal model have been introduced to develop tracheal stenosis. However, none of the prior models allow for predictable determination of the grade of stenosis. This study sought to establish an animal model of tracheal stenosis by using a cylindrical diffuser and to evaluate the feasibility of a reproducible model. STUDY DESIGN/MATERIALS AND METHODS: A cylindrical diffuser was developed to have a 5 mm active segment to emit laser light circumferentially...
November 16, 2016: Lasers in Surgery and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27812692/radiotherapy-characteristics-and-outcomes-for-head-and-neck-carcinoma-of-unknown-primary-vs-t1-base-of-tongue-carcinoma
#12
Ali Hosni, Peter R Dixon, Anupam Rishi, Michael Au, Wei Xu, Yuyao Song, Douglas B Chepeha, David P Goldstein, Shao Hui Huang, John Kim, Brian O'Sullivan, John Waldron, Scott V Bratman, John R de Almeida
Importance: Transoral robotic surgery- or transoral laser microsurgery-assisted lingual tonsillectomy may improve the identification rate of hidden base-of-tongue (BOT) carcinoma presenting as head or neck carcinoma of unknown primary (CUP) site. Objective: To evaluate the potential impact of lingual tonsillectomy in CUP site by comparing differences in radiotherapy volumes, dosimetry, and clinical outcomes for CUP site and T1-category BOT carcinoma. Design, Setting, and Participants: Retrospective study of 115 patients treated at a tertiary cancer center between January 1, 2005, and December 31, 2013, that included patients with BOT carcinoma (category T1N1-3M0) and CUP site (category T0N1-3M0) with known p16 status...
December 1, 2016: JAMA Otolaryngology—Head & Neck Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27778345/evaluating-organ-preservation-outcome-as-treatment-endpoint-for-t1an0-glottic-cancer
#13
Tsu-Hui Hubert Low, David Yeh, Tina Zhang, Rakhna Araslanova, J Alex Hammond, David Palma, Nancy Read, Varagur Venkatesan, S Danielle MacNeil, John Yoo, Anthony Nichols, Kevin Fung
OBJECTIVES/HYPOTHESIS: Common endpoints in reporting the outcomes for early glottic cancer do not highlight the importance of organ preservation. We evaluated the treatment outcomes among patients with T1aN0 laryngeal cancer with laryngectomy-free disease-specific survival (LFS-DSS), which is defined as time to total laryngectomy or time to death from cancer cause, against all other endpoints. STUDY DESIGN: Outcome research on an institutional database. METHODS: A retrospective review covered all consecutive patients from 2003 to 2013...
October 25, 2016: Laryngoscope
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27727509/early-glottic-cancer-and-difficult-laryngoscopy-flexible-endoscopic-diode-laryngeal-laser-assisted-surgery-a-pilot-study-of-an-oncologically-safe-tool
#14
LETTER
P D Karkos, M Stavrakas, K Markou
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
December 2016: Clinical Otolaryngology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27709626/long-term-quality-of-life-after-transoral-laser-microsurgery-for-laryngeal-carcinoma
#15
Meritxell Valls-Mateus, Alexis Ortega, José Luis Blanch, Francesc Sabater, Manuel Bernal-Sprekelsen, Isabel Vilaseca
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Previous studies showed good short-term Quality of life (QOL) after Transoral Laser Microsurgery (TLM) for laryngeal cancer. Here, we aimed to evaluate QOL after TLM in the long-term. METHODS: Prospective longitudinal study. Sixty-two consecutive disease-free patients were evaluated using UW-QOL v4 and SF-12 questionnaires, 1 and 5 years after TLM. Changes over time were assessed according to age, location, and tumor size. Long-term VHI-10 was also evaluated...
December 2016: Journal of Surgical Oncology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27686889/treatment-outcome-of-vocal-cord-leukoplakia-by-transoral-laser-microsurgery
#16
Shih-Wei Yang, Wei-Chieh Chao, Yun-Shien Lee, Liang-Che Chang, Tsan-Yu Hsieh, Tai-An Chen, Cheng-Ming Luo
The aim of this study is to evaluate the treatment outcome and analyze the associated factors of postoperative recurrence in patients who received transoral laser microsurgery for vocal cord leukoplakia. The demographic, histopathological data were retrospectively reviewed and the factors associated with recurrence of vocal leukoplakia after surgery were analyzed statistically. A total of 44 patients, including 36 males and 8 females, with a mean age of 50.4 ± 13.4 years, were enrolled. All the patients received excision of the vocal leukoplakia by carbon dioxide laser (2-4 Watt, ultrapulse mode) under general anesthesia...
January 2017: Lasers in Medical Science
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27674536/transoral-endoscopic-laser-microsurgery-or-concurrent-chemoradiation-therapy-for-t2n0-larynx-cancer
#17
Y Y Wu, T J Fang, J T C Chang
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
October 1, 2016: International Journal of Radiation Oncology, Biology, Physics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27635749/oncological-and-survival-outcomes-following-transoral-robotic-surgery-versus-transoral-laser-microsurgery-for-the-treatment-of-oropharyngeal-squamous-cell-carcinoma-a-systematic-review-protocol
#18
Sabapathy Giridhar Suren Krishnan, Kandiah Umapathysivam, Craig Lockwood, John-Charles Hodge
The objective of this systematic review is to synthesize the best available evidence regarding the oncological and survival outcomes (as measured by disease control, disease-free survival, disease-specific survival and overall survival) of transoral robotic surgery (TORS) versus transoral laser microsurgery (TLM) in the treatment of oropharyngeal squamous cell carcinoma in adults (aged 18 years or older). Specifically the review questions are:1 Is there a difference in oncological outcomes between a traditional "Halstedian" en bloc tumor resection technique used in TORS versus a modern segmental tumor dissection technique used in TLM?2 Does one surgical approach confer better oncological outcomes with respect to a particular patient subgroup, such as patients with a positive human papilloma virus status or patient's with different tumor T-stages?...
August 2016: JBI Database of Systematic Reviews and Implementation Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27611880/results-of-a-tailored-approach-to-zenker-s-diverticulum-a-single-va-experience
#19
George Orthopoulos, Brad S Oriel, C Jeff Siegert, Abraham Lebenthal, John Gooey, P Marco Fisichella
The transoral division of the esophageal-diverticula septum with a linear stapler, with CO2 laser, or with harmonic scalpel under rigid endoscopy has revolutionized the surgical management of Zenker's diverticula. Nevertheless, the open approach still plays a role in select cases. Our goals are to illustrate the techniques and the results of our tailored approach to the surgical management of Zenker's diverticula in U.S. veterans.
October 2016: Journal of Laparoendoscopic & Advanced Surgical Techniques. Part A
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27578610/management-of-primary-t1-t4-glottic-squamous-cell-carcinoma-by-transoral-laser-microsurgery
#20
Andrew T Day, Parul Sinha, Brian Nussenbaum, Dorina Kallogjeri, Bruce H Haughey
OBJECTIVES/HYPOTHESIS: Evaluate the oncologic outcomes of patients with early and select advanced primary glottic squamous cell carcinoma (SCCa) managed by transoral laser microsurgery (TLM). STUDY DESIGN: Retrospective cohort study. METHODS: Ninety cases of TLM-managed primary glottic SCCa were identified retrospectively using a prospectively collected database. RESULTS: Outcomes of patients with pTis-pT2a disease (n = 65) and pT2b-pT4a disease (n = 25) were, respectively: 5-year local control, 86...
August 31, 2016: Laryngoscope
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