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REVIEW ARTICLE

Clinical and Imaging Assessment, Staging and Decision Making in Laryngeal Cancers

Rakesh Badhe

Keywords : cancer,Larynx,treatment

Citation Information : Badhe R. Clinical and Imaging Assessment, Staging and Decision Making in Laryngeal Cancers. Int J Otorhinolaryngol Clin 2010; 2 (3):175-183.

DOI: 10.5005/jp-journals-10003-1033

Published Online: 00-12-2010

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


Abstract

Cancer of the larynx has numerous implications—respiration, swallowing and speech, besides disability, vocational, recreational, etc. There are numerous treatment options which have been proven to be effective with randomized controlled trials and meta-analysis’. Often, the choice of modality offered to the patient is tailored to the patient's requirements as regard to his/her domestic, vocational and recreational environment. Although we may have a plethora of options for patients belonging to each stage of the disease, there are certain guidelines which must be adhered to in order to prevent any compromise of oncological safety. This article focuses on the planning of the treatment options based on various assessment modalities.


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