Functional Partial Laryngectomy

Conservation Surgery for Carcinoma of the Larynx

  • Malte Erik Wigand
  • Wolfgang Steiner
  • P. M. Stell

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages I-XVII
  2. Introduction into Conservation Surgery of the Larynx

  3. Basics of Diagnosis and Planning of Therapy

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 19-19
    2. Clinical Diagnosis of Laryngeal Carcinoma

      1. J. Olofsson
        Pages 27-30
    3. Diagnostic Techniques of Clinical Pathology

      1. J. Olofsson
        Pages 37-38
    4. Early Detection of Cancer in the Upper Aero-Digestive Tract: Mass Screening

    5. Radiological Diagnosis

    6. Clinical and Histological Staging

  4. Vertical Partial Resection of the Larynx

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 87-87
    2. Surgical Techniques and Modifications of Vertical Partial Laryngectomy

    3. Posttherapeutic Histology and Microstaging in Vertical Partial Laryngectomy

    4. Oncological and Functional Results as the Basis of Surgical Indications

About this book


Cancer of the head and neck continues to be a challenge. Increasing incidence has pushed malignancy of the upper aerodigestive tract into the first rank of cancer. In some countries it follows bronchial carcinoma in frequency and is more common than gastro-intestinal and gynaecological cancer. This increasing incidence makes it difficult to train enough highly specialised staffwho are also responsible for the care of many other patients, requiring sophisticated microsurgery of the ear and nose. The question of quality is even more difficult. Oncological success in the treat­ ment of head and neck cancer is bought at the price of crippling of vital functions such as eating, breathing, voice and sight and furthermore of striking aesthetic de­ formity. Mutilation of this highly functional collection of organs is more keenly felt than that of any other region of the body. It is vital, therefore, that the surgeon keeps up with the recent achievements of functional surgery in order to offer the best ser­ vice to his patients. Cancer of the larynx is no exception. Despite newer techniques of radiotherapy and chemotherapy, surgery still gives the best oncological results. This requires a wide spectrum of operations varying from minimal ablation to total laryngectomy.


Kehlkopfteilresektion carcinoma ear radiotherapy surgery voice

Editors and affiliations

  • Malte Erik Wigand
    • 1
  • Wolfgang Steiner
    • 1
  • P. M. Stell
    • 2
  1. 1.Klinik und Poliklinik für Hals-Nasen-OhrenkrankeUniversität Erlangen-NürnbergErlangenGermany
  2. 2.Department of Oto-Rhino-LaryngologyRoyal Liverpool HospitalLiverpoolGreat Britain

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1984
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-642-69579-7
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-69577-3
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