Laser resection of T1-T2 N0 glottic cancer versus conventional radical radiotherapy

Jackson N
Record ID 32003000702
Authors' objectives:

This aim of this report was to assess whether laser resection of T1-T2 N0 glottic cancer gives superior results in local control (cure) and functional outcome (voice quality) compared with conventional radical radiotherapy.

Authors' recommendations: -Thirteen studies were retrieved that met inclusion and exclusion criteria - No randomised controlled trials were located that compared laser surgery with radiotherapy for the treatment of early glottic cancer - Studies utilising objective voice quality assessment found that laser surgery appeared to have equally favourable results for voice quality after treatment in comparison to radiotherapy - Studies found that similar local control rates were obtained after radiotherapy or laser surgery.
Authors' methods: Review
Project Status: Completed
Year Published: 2002
English language abstract: An English language summary is available
Publication Type: Not Assigned
Country: Australia
MeSH Terms
  • Laryngeal Neoplasms
  • Lasers
  • Radiotherapy
Organisation Name: Centre for Clinical Effectiveness
Contact Address: Monash Institute of Health Services Research, Block E, Monash Medical Centre, Locked Bag 29, Clayton, Victoria 3168, Australia. Tel: +61 3 9594 7505; Fax: +61 3 9594 7552.
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Copyright: Centre for Clinical Effectiveness (CCE)
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