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European Archives of Oto-Rhino-Laryngology

, Volume 265, Issue 5, pp 543–548

First Online: 13 November 2007Received: 29 November 2006Accepted: 16 October 2007

Abstract

We analyzed the functional outcome and self-evaluation of the voice of patients with T1 glottic carcinoma treated with endoscopic laser surgery and radiotherapy. We performed an objective voice evaluation, as well as a physical, emotional and functional well being assessment of 19 patients treated with laser surgery and 18 patients treated with radiotherapy. Voice quality is affected both by surgery and radiotherapy. Voice parameters only show differences in the maximum phonation time between both treatments. Results in the Voice Handicap Index show that radiotherapy has less effect on patient voice quality perception. There is a reduced impact on the patient’s perception of voice quality after radiotherapy, despite there being no significant differences in vocal quality between radiotherapy and laser cordectomy.

KeywordsGlottic carcinoma Laser Voice Handicap Index Cordectomy Radiotherapy  Download fulltext PDF



Author: Faustino Núñez Batalla - Maria Jesús Caminero Cueva - Blanca Señaris González - José Luis Llorente Pendás - Carmen G

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