Clinical experience with the treatment of T1b glottic cancer by means of horizontal glottectomy

Lorenzo Pignataro, Pasquale Capaccio, Cesare Bartolomeo Neglia, Antonio Ottaviani

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This study describes the oncological and functional results of horizontal glottectomy performed in a series of 37 similar patients with T1b glottic cancers. The 5-year overall and disease-free survival rates were, respectively, 85.4% and 91.0%. Decannulation was always possible within a mean period of 16.2 days, and no patient developed laryngeal stenosis. A bypass naso-gastric tube was removed a mean 4.9 days after surgery, and adequate swallowing was soon obtained. The mean duration of post-operative hospitalization was 16 days and no major post-operative complications were observed. Satisfactory vocal function was obtained in all cases. On the basis of these results, horizontal glottectomy was found to be a reliable and safe procedure for the management of T1b glottic cancer.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)216-218
Number of pages3
JournalEuropean Archives of Oto-Rhino-Laryngology
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - 2000


  • Glottectomy
  • Glottic surgery
  • Laryngeal cancer

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Otorhinolaryngology


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