August 21, 2016 | Sirshak Dutta, MS, DLO; Kaustuv Das Biswas, MS, DLO; Soumya Ghatak, MS; Dibakar Haldar, MD; Indranil Sen, MS; Ramanuj Sinha, MS, DNB
Primary laryngeal carcinoma is a common cancer, predominantly affecting males. Hypothyroidism is an undesirable sequela of both surgery and radiotherapy, the two most commonly used modalities of treatment. For advanced cases, standard treatment protocol includes total...
August 21, 2016 | Helen Lesser, BS; Amy Rutt, DO; Robert T. Sataloff, MD, DMA, FACS
Occasionally, even after excellent reflux control, surgical removal and steroid injection into the base of the granulomas, application of mitomycin C, and voice therapy, patients develop recurrent granulomas.
July 18, 2016 | Michael L. McNeil, MD; Derek R. Wilke, MD, FRCP(C); S. Mark Taylor, MD, FRCS(C), FACS
Patients with early-stage glottic cancer are primarily treated with one of three options: endoscopic laser excision, external-beam radiation, or open conservation surgery. We sought to determine patient preferences for treatment when presented with a choice between CO2 laser...
The most common laryngeal neuroendocrine tumor is the atypical carcinoid (moderately differentiated neuroendocrine carcinoma), which is a malignant epithelial tumor showing neuroendocrine histologic and immunohistochemical features.
June 14, 2016 | Gopika Kalsotra, MD; Ashok K. Gupta, MD; Rijuneeta Gupta, MD; Ritu Rathi, PhD; Rajender Prasad, PhD
Abnormalities in the p53 gene are the most common genetic alterations seen in laryngeal carcinoma. No data exist regarding the association between laryngeal carcinoma and a distinct codon 72 variant and its expression. We conducted a prospective study (1) to analyze the p53...
June 14, 2016 | Petros V. Vlastarakos, MD, MSc, PhD; Andrianna Vassileiou, MD, PhD; Evie Delicha, MSc; Dimitrios Kikidis, MD, MSc; Dimosthenis Protopapas, MD, PhD; Thomas P. Nikolopoulos, MD, DM, PhD
We conducted a case-control study to investigate the effect of diet on laryngeal carcinogenesis. Our study population was made up of 140 participants-70 patients with laryngeal cancer (LC) and 70 controls with a non-neoplastic condition that was unrelated to diet, smoking, or...
June 14, 2016 | Marcin Fraczek, MD; Agnieszka Stembalska, MD; Pawel Karpinski, MD; Tomasz Krecicki, MD
We report the case of a 37-year-old man with human papillomavirus-positive squamous cell carcinoma of the larynx coexisting with chronic myelogenous leukemia. The patient had no history of smoking or alcohol consumption. Within a few months, his rapidly growing tumor was...