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J Korean Soc Ther Radiol > Volume 3(2); 1985 > Article
Journal of the Korean Society for Therapeutic Radiology 1985;3(2): 131-136.
The Result of Radiotherapy in Glottic Cancer
Moon June Cho, Il Han Kim, Charn Il Park
Department of Therapeutic Radiology, College of Medicine, Seoul National University, Korea.
ABSTRACT
A retrospective analysis of 29 patients with glottic cancer, treated at the Department of Therapeutic Radiology, Seoul National University Hospital. 97% of the patients was male. Of the 29 patients, stage T1N0M0 comprised 31%, T2N0M0 52%, and stage T3N0M0 14%. Local control rate with radical readiotherapy was 78% for stage T1N0M0, 60% for stage T2N0M0, and 50% for stage T3N0M0. 57% of the patients with the radiation failure was salvaged by surgery. The overall 3 year survival rate was 89% for the T1N0M0, 80% for stage T2N0M0, and 50% for stage T1N0M0, Among the survivors : 88% of T1N0M0, 75% of T2N0M0, and 50% T3N0M0 had an intact larynx and natural voice. It is concluded that radiotherapy is a highly effective method as the primary treatment of the early glottic cancer, emphasized on preserving of the larynx and natural voice.
Key Words: Glottic cancer, Radiotherapy, Voice preservation
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