Much has been written about the relative advantages of irradiation and surgery in the treatment of cancer of the larynx, and too often these two methods have been considered from a competitive standpoint. Martin,1 of Memorial Hospital, New York, in his paper read before the national meeting of the American Laryngological, Rhinological and Otological Society in June 1940, pointed out what he called the "futility of the partisan concept." A similar broad, impartial viewpoint was taken by Hautant2 in his excellent discussion of this subject presented at the Third International Congress of Otorhinolaryngology in Berlin in 1936.
The methods of treatment of cancer of the larynx which we accept as appropriate are laryngofissure, laryngectomy and irradiation by roentgen rays.3
Laryngofissure4 is performed by the "clipping" operation if the lesion does not reach the anterior commissure and by the Jackson5 "anterior commissure" technic if it does reach the commissure. The technic
CRITERIA FOR THE SELECTION OF TREATMENT OF CANCER OF THE LARYNXCHEVALIER L. JACKSON, M.D. AND JOHN V. BLADY, M.D. PHILADELPHIA. Arch Otolaryngol. 1943;37(5):672–679. doi:10.1001/archotol.1943.00670030686006
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