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6.6.11: 11. Surgical Options for Supraglottic Cancer

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  • As is apparent from the treatment algorithms, many surgical options can achieve clear margins and preserve laryngeal function

    Surgical options include:

    Type of surgery depends on

    • Prior therapy
      • Radiation
      • Partial laryngectomy
    • Patient factors
      • Pulmonary status (tolerate aspiration)
      • Cognitive status (To work with Speech and Language Therapist)
    • Institutional support
      • Surgical expertise
      • Availability of CO2 laser / transoral microsurgery
      • Speech and swallowing support
      • Tracheo-oesophageal speaking valves