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March 1972

Radiotherapy vs Conservation Surgery in the Treatment of Selected Supraglottic Carcinomas: A Retrospective Study

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. Rider). Dr. Olofsson is currently at the Regional and University Hospital, Unkoping, Sweden.

Arch Otolaryngol. 1972;95(3):240-242. doi:10.1001/archotol.1972.00770080382010

In this retrospective study of 120 supraglottic carcinomas we found 47 patients suitable for conservation surgery. Thirty of these received primary irradiation. Only 14 (47%) survived for five years. The results for conservation surgery in similar tumors are 68% to 73%.