Imaging in Carcinoma of the Larynx
The advancements in cross-sectional imaging techniques have made pre- and postsurgical evaluation of carcinoma larynx more comprehensive and faster. Early diagnosis and treatment in laryngeal cancer not only impact the overall survival; it also augments the possibility of preserving voice and nasal respiration . Clinical mirror examination and endoscopy are used to evaluate the larynx . Besides integration of endoscopic findings with cross-sectional imaging, to analyse the submucosal and locoregional extent of the SCC improves the T staging and precision and influences the treatment decisions in these patients. Imaging also contributes to information about the nodal disease, systemic metastases, any synchronous tumours and recurrent disease.