European Archives of Oto-Rhino-Laryngology

, Volume 264, Issue 5, pp 499–504 | Cite as

Proposal for revision of the European Laryngological Society classification of endoscopic cordectomies

  • Marc Remacle
  • Christophe Van Haverbeke
  • Hans Eckel
  • Patrick Bradley
  • Dominique Chevalier
  • Votko Djukic
  • Marco de Vicentiis
  • Gerhard Friedrich
  • Jan Olofsson
  • Giorgio Peretti
  • Miquel Quer
  • Jochen Werner


A classification of laryngeal endoscopic cordectomies, which included eight different types, was first proposed by the European Laryngological Society in 2000. The purpose of this proposal of classification was an attempt to reach better consensus amongst clinicians and agree on uniformity in reporting the extent and depth of resection of cordectomy procedures, to allow relevant comparisons within the literature when presenting/publishing the results of surgery, and to recommend the use of guidelines to allow for reproducibility amongst practicing laryngologists. A total of 24 article citations of this classification have been found through the science citation index, as well as 3 book chapters on larynx cancer surgery, confirming its acceptance. However, on reflection, and with the passage of time, lesions originating at the anterior commissure have not been clearly described and, for that reason, a new endoscopic cordectomy (type VI) for cancers of the anterior commissure, which have extended or not to one or both of the vocal folds, without infiltration of the thyroid cartilage is now being proposed by the European Laryngological Society Committee on Nomenclature to revise and complete the initially reported classification.


Endoscopic cordectomies classification European Laryngological Society Glottic cancer 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Marc Remacle
    • 1
  • Christophe Van Haverbeke
    • 1
  • Hans Eckel
    • 2
  • Patrick Bradley
    • 3
  • Dominique Chevalier
    • 4
  • Votko Djukic
    • 5
  • Marco de Vicentiis
    • 6
  • Gerhard Friedrich
    • 7
  • Jan Olofsson
    • 8
  • Giorgio Peretti
    • 9
  • Miquel Quer
    • 10
  • Jochen Werner
    • 11
  1. 1.Department of Oto–rhino–laryngology and Head & Neck SurgeryUniversity Hospital of Louvain at Mont-GodinneYvoirBelgium
  2. 2.Department of Oto–rhino–laryngology and Head & Neck SurgeryRegional HospitalKlagenfurtAustria
  3. 3.Department of Oto–rhino–laryngology and Head & Neck SurgeryQueens Medical CentreNottinghamUK
  4. 4.Department of Oto–rhino–laryngology and Head & Neck Surgery, Hospital Claude HuriezUniversity of LilleLilleFrance
  5. 5.Department of Oto–rhino–laryngology and Head & Neck Surgery Medical CenterUniversity of BelgradeBelgradeYugoslavia
  6. 6.Hospital La SapienzaUniversity of RomeRomeItaly
  7. 7.Department of Oto–rhino–laryngology and Head & Neck SurgeryUniversity Hospital of GrazGrazAustria
  8. 8.Department of Oto–rhino–laryngology and Head & Neck SurgeryUniversity Hospital of BresciaBresciaItaly
  9. 9.Department of Oto–rhino–laryngology and Head & Neck SurgeryUniversity Hospital of BergenBergenNorway
  10. 10.Department of Oto–rhino–laryngology and Head & Neck SurgeryHospital Sant PauBarcelonaSpain
  11. 11.Department of Oto–rhino–laryngology and Head & Neck SurgeryUniversity Hospital of MarburgMarburgGermany

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