Carcinoma of the larynx.


Journal Article

Six hundred sixty-eight patients with tumours of the larynx were treated by radiotherapy. The patients had stage T1 N0 M0 to T4 N3 M0 disease. Patients with T1 N0 M0 disease (273) had an excellent long-term survival (90%) as did those with T2 N0 M0 disease (142), whose 5-year survival was 70%. Patients with more advanced disease but no nodal spread did not respond as readily to radiotherapy; the 5-year survival was 40%. All patients were treated using a parallel pair set-up 6 X 6 cm lateral neck fields. A more aggressive radiotherapy regime to a larger tissue volume to include microscopic spread to lymph nodes may improve survival of locally advanced disease.

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Cited Authors

  • Robertson, AG; Boyle, P; Deuchars, F; Robertson, C

Published Date

  • August 1987

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 35 / 4

Start / End Page

  • 217 - 222

PubMed ID

  • 3613590

Pubmed Central ID

  • 3613590

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1096-9098

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0022-4790

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1002/jso.2930350402


  • eng