Laryngeal cancer is one of the most common cancers of head and neck. It is predominantly found in men and mostly in those with history of tobacco smoking and alcohol intake. It is divided into three major anatomic regions; supraglottis, glottis and subglottic.
Management: General concept
Stage I and II
Management-Primary site: Partial or total laryngectomy OR radiotherapy alone.
Management-Concurrent chemoradiation or total Laryngectomy and neck dissection followed by adjuvant radiotherapy or chemo radiotherapy
Signs and Symptoms
Hoarseness, stridor, difficulty in breathing, neck mass, odynophagia, cough
FPC, RFT, LFT
CT scan and/or MRI of the neck
Pathology: Definitive diagnosis is confirmed by laryngoscopy-guided biopsy of the primary tumor
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