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REVIEW ARTICLE

Transoral Laser Microsurgery for Malignancies of the Upper Aerodigestive Tract

Jason Durel, Jacques Gaudet, Melda Kunduk, Andrew J McWhorter

Keywords : hypopharynx,larynx,oral cavity,oropharynx,Transoral laser microsurgery

Citation Information : Durel J, Gaudet J, Kunduk M, McWhorter AJ. Transoral Laser Microsurgery for Malignancies of the Upper Aerodigestive Tract. Int J Otorhinolaryngol Clin 2010; 2 (1):95-105.

DOI: 10.5005/jp-journals-10003-1022

Published Online: 00-04-2010

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2010; Jaypee Brothers Medical Publishers (P) Ltd.


Abstract

Transoral laser microsurgery (TLM) is an important option in the treatment plan for tumors of the oral cavity, oropharynx, larynx, and hypopharynx. For properly selected patients, TLM provides equivalent oncologic outcomes when compared to traditional therapies, while improving the functional aspects of postoperative speech, voice and swallowing.


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