Laser interventions for early cancer in the upper aerodigestive tract

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Abstract

The glottis is a unique subsite of the aerodigestive tract where cancer often presents early. A small lesion of the vocal fold often causes a marked change in an individual’s voice, leading to the discovery of early glottic cancer. Furthermore, the glottis is a unique subsite of head and neck cancer as its lymphatic drainage is sparse. This combination of factors causes a large number of glottic cancers to present early without spread to adjacent lymph nodes.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationBiomedical Optics in Otorhinolaryngology
Subtitle of host publicationHead and Neck Surgery
PublisherSpringer New York
Pages21-32
Number of pages12
ISBN (Electronic)9781493917587
ISBN (Print)9781493917570
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2016

Keywords

  • CO2 laser
  • Early glottic carcinoma
  • KTP laser
  • Radiation therapy
  • Supraglottic carcinoma

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)

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    Bingcang, C. M., & Verma, S. (2016). Laser interventions for early cancer in the upper aerodigestive tract. In Biomedical Optics in Otorhinolaryngology: Head and Neck Surgery (pp. 21-32). Springer New York. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-1-4939-1758-7_2