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Revista Médica Electrónica

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ALFONSO RODRIGUEZ, Javier et al. Larynx conservative surgery. Experience of the Teaching Clinical Surgical Hospital Comandante Faustino Pérez Hernández. 2005-2012. Rev.Med.Electrón. [online]. 2016, vol.38, n.2, pp.166-176. ISSN 1684-1824.

The use of surgical techniques for the larynx cancer treatment with that organ conservation has got adepts in the last years in Cuba. Morbidity caused by this entity in the province of Matanzas showed an increasing incidence in the fifth decade of life. It validates the adoption of positions that allow changing the disease course and restoring health, minimizing mutilation, suffering and the sense of life threatening at the same time. The aim of the current research was assessing the results obtained with the larynx conservative technique in the period from 2005 till 2012. A cross-sectional, descriptive study was carried out. The universe was formed by patients with larynx cancer fulfilling the inclusion, exclusion and exit criteria. Thirty-five patients were object of larynx partial surgery. It was appreciated an increase of male, white patients, aged 45-60 years, with larynx cancer. It was stated again the tight relation between larynx cancer and toxic habits. The most common cancer location was the glottis. The squamous cell carcinoma was the most represented histopathologic diagnosis. Cordectomy was the most used surgical technique in our hospital and the one showing the best oncologic results. The postsurgical evolution was favorable in 74.3 % of the cases.

Palabras clave : larynx cancer; partial laryngectomy; evolution.

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