Archives of oto-rhino-laryngology

, Volume 246, Issue 5, pp 382–383 | Cite as

Results of laryngeal cancer surgery in four ENT centers in Poland

  • W. Golabek
  • B. Semczuk
  • J. Sekula
  • Z. Szmeja
  • G. Janczewski
  • A. Kruk-Zagajewska
  • E. Olszewski
Cancer

Summary

The results of laryngeal cancer surgery were assessed in a group of 832 patients treated in four major ENT centers in Poland. Five-year survival rates were as follows: stage I, 86%; stage II, 71%; stage III, 54%; and stage IV, 42%. In experienced hands and for properly selected cases, cure rates after partial (conservation) laryngeal surgery were similar to those after total laryngectomy. For early stages (I and II), the survival after partial surgery was better than that found after radiotherapy.

Key words

Laryngeal cancer Multicenter study Laryngectomy Radiotherapy 

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© Springer-Verlag 1989

Authors and Affiliations

  • W. Golabek
    • 1
  • B. Semczuk
    • 1
  • J. Sekula
    • 2
  • Z. Szmeja
    • 3
  • G. Janczewski
    • 4
  • A. Kruk-Zagajewska
    • 3
  • E. Olszewski
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of OtolaryngologyMedical Academies of LublinPoland
  2. 2.Department of OtolaryngologyMedical Academies of KrakowPoland
  3. 3.Department of OtolaryngologyMedical Academies of PoznanPoland
  4. 4.Department of OtolaryngologyMedical Academies of WarsawPoland

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