Thursday, December 23, 2010

Open conservative partial laryngectomy

Introduction:
Organ preservation is becoming common these days. This applies
to larynx also. Laryngeal malignancies if identified early can be
effectively managed by conservative resection procedures of
larynx.
Advantages of organ preservation:
1. The patient need not live with the stigma of permanent
tracheostomy
2. Speech is preserved to the maximum extent
3. There is effective separation of air and food channels
4. Post operative recovery is very fast
5. Option of salvage total laryngectomy is still an option if the
conservative procedure fails

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