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March 1972

Anterior Commissure Carcinoma: Primary Treatment With Radiotherapy in 57 Patients

Author Affiliations

From the Department of Otolaryngology, University of Toronto (Drs. Olofsson, Williams and Bryce) and the Ontario Cancer Institute, Princess Margaret Hospital, Toronto. Dr. Olofsson is now with the Regional and University Hospital, Linkoping, Sweden.

Arch Otolaryngol. 1972;95(3):230-239. doi:10.1001/archotol.1972.00770080372009

Irradiation is a good primary treatment for glottic carcinomas involving and crossing the anterior commissure. Fifty-seven patients were studied and the five-year crude survival rate was 80%. Our results are certainly better than those achieved by older surgical techniques and are comparable with modern conservation surgery.