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April 1974

Incidence of Nodal Metastases in T2 Supraglottic Carcinoma

Author Affiliations

From the Department of Otolaryngology, Harvard Medical School, Boston.

Arch Otolaryngol. 1974;99(4):268-269. doi:10.1001/archotol.1974.00780030278008

A retrospective study over a period of six years of those patients suffering from T2 supraglottic carcinomas has been made, with specific attention directed to the prognostic importance of cervical nodal metastases.

Seventy-six cases were reviewed, and 43% had cervical metastases. Treatment was by standard laryngectomy and neck dissection. A three-year cure rate of 84% exists with absence of cervical metastases. A 30% cure rate exists with adenopathy. Clinically "positive" cervical nodes were histologically abnormal in only 55% of cases.

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