Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center, Lebanon, NH;
Dartmouth Medical School, Hanover, NH
Objective: To determine the impact of preoperative radiotherapy on the incidence and severity of wound complications following total laryngectomy.
Design: Retrospective cohort.
Setting: Tertiary academic center.
Patients: Consecutive sample of patients undergoing radiotherapy prior to total laryngectomy for squamous cell carcinoma from 1990 to 2005 at Dartmouth-Hitchcock Medical Center.
Deem KC, Zwintscher NP, Paydarfar JA, Gosselin BJ, Donegan JO, Geurkink NA. P212 Impact of Preoperative Radiation Therapy on Wound Complications Following Total Laryngectomy: The Dartmouth Experience. Arch Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2006;132(8):907. doi:10.1001/archotol.132.8.907-a