THE treatment of laryngeal carcinoma continues to be controversial. The disease presents a wide spectrum of anatomical involvement. Its response to irradiation and various forms of surgical excision is variable. The patient with a small intrinsic lesion is offered an excellent chance of cure by either limited surgical excision3 or irradiation.1 On the other hand, large extrinsic lesions with lymph node metastases are difficult to cure by either method.4 This problem is further complicated by the advantages of preserving the larynx versus the increased cure rate of total laryngectomy.
This study analyzes the treatment of laryngeal carcinoma at the Johns Hopkins Hospital. The records of all patients with a diagnosis of laryngeal carcinoma between 1950 and 1961 have been reviewed. Satisfactory clinical data and follow-up information have been obtained on 209 patients. The analysis has included the patient's age, sex, race, and presenting symptoms. Clinical staging was
BAKER RR, CHERRY J. Carcinoma of the LarynxResults of Therapy in 209 Cases. Arch Surg. 1965;90(3):449-453. doi:10.1001/archsurg.1965.01320090127028