Complications of high dose preoperative irradiation for advanced laryngeal-hypopharyngeal cancer

C. T. Chung, R. H. Sagerman, G. A. King, W. S. Yu, J. T. Johnson, C. W. Cummings

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Abstract

The authors studied 162 patients with advanced cancer of the laryngopharynx who were treated over the same period of time by standard techniques. High dose preoperative supervoltage irradiation to 5000 rads/5 weeks through large opposed lateral fields and a lower anterior neck field is not accompanied by a prohibitive increase in mortality or morbidity for patients with stage III-IV laryngopharyngeal cancer. Rescue surgery for recurrence after definitive irradiation can be accomplished.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)467-470
Number of pages4
JournalUnknown Journal
Volume128
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1978
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging

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