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CO2 Laser Surgery for Early Laryngeal and Hypopharyngeal Cancer

Jagadish Tubachi, R Kannan, Arsheed Hussain Hakeem, Marzi Mehta, Sultan A Pradhan

Keywords : Laryngeal cancer,Hypopharyngeal cancer,CO2 laser

Citation Information : Tubachi J, Kannan R, Hakeem AH, Mehta M, Pradhan SA. CO2 Laser Surgery for Early Laryngeal and Hypopharyngeal Cancer. Int J Otorhinolaryngol Clin 2010; 2 (3):241-246.

DOI: 10.5005/jp-journals-10003-1043

Published Online: 01-04-2011

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2010; The Author(s).


Recent years have seen paradigm shift in the treatment of early laryngeal tumors towards microscopic CO2 laser resection because of excellent oncologic and functional results. The coupling of the carbon dioxide (CO2) laser to the operating microscope has greatly simplified, even revolutionized, microlaryngoscopic surgery. Focus is now not just on oncological outcome but also on preservation of vocal function. This results in a continuous conflict between the need to remove tissue for oncological stability and the need to preserve tissue for optimal vocal function.

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