Supracricoid partial laryngectomy in the management of T3 laryngeal cancer

Giuseppe Mercante, Alberto Grammatica, Paolo Battaglia, Giovanni Cristalli, Raul Pellini, Giuseppe Spriano

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Objective. To evaluate the oncologic results only in T3 glottic and supraglottic cancers regarding supracricoid partial laryngectomy (SCPL) not requiring total laryngectomy and to assess functional results by self-evaluation by the patient. Study Design. Case series with medical record review. Setting. Single tertiary care center. Subjects and Methods. Thirty-two patients with laryngeal squamous cell carcinoma, previously untreated, who underwent SCPL with cricohyoidopexy or cricohyoidoepiglottopexy were reviewed. Results. At 1, 3, and 5 years, the disease-free survival rates were 96.9%, 89.4%, and 78.2%; overall survival rates were 96.9%, 93.2%, and 87.3%; local control and locoregional control rates were 100%, 96.2%, and 96.2%; and distant metastasis-free survival rates were 100%, 100%, and 88.2%, respectively. Aspiration pneumonia was the most common complication observed. The 3 laryngeal functions (speech, swallowing, and breathing) were spared in 83.9% of patients. Conclusion. Supracricoid partial laryngectomy for selected glottic and supraglottic T3 tumors has excellent oncologic and functional results.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)714-720
Number of pages7
JournalOtolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - Nov 2013


  • glottic cancer
  • laryngeal cancer
  • supracricoid partial laryngectomy
  • supraglottic cancer
  • T3

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Otorhinolaryngology
  • Surgery


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