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Background : laryngeal cancer is the common cancer in ENT practice. According to tumor registry of Srinagarind Hospital, it is the third most common cancer of upper G-I & Respiratory tract cancer being after oral and nasopharyngeal cancer. Additionally it had never been reported in Srinagarind Hospital.
Objective : Study about character of laryngeal cancer and its treatment
Design : Retrospective, descriptive study
Setting : Srinagarind Hospital, Khon Kaen University
Subject : Patients whose diagnosed as squamous cell carcinoma of the larynx and were treated in srinagarind Hospital since 1993-1997.
Results : There were 59 cases included in this study. Fifty-eight cases were male and average age was 63 years old. The most common type was supraglottic cancer (44%) following by glottic cancer (31%) and most cases 76%) were advanced cases, most (55%) were treated by surgery with postoperative radiation following by primary radiation (32%). Three of nine cases whom received neck dissection have positive malignancy in neck node specimen.
Summary : Most of laryngeal cancers were advanced stage that need a combined treatment (surgery with postoperative radiation) as the most common treatment option.