Laryngeal cancer: Diagnosis, treatment and speech rehabilitation

J. P. McKenna, L. M. Fornataro-Clerici, P. G. McMenamin, Rebecca J Leonard

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Abstract

Cancer of the larynx occurs most often in men between 50 and 70 years of age. Cigarette smoking and alcohol are responsible for more than 75 percent of cases. Hoarseness is the most common presenting complaint. If hoarseness persists for more than two weeks, laryngoscopy is indicated. Clinical staging utilizes direct laryngoscopy, esophagoscopy and bronchoscopy to exclude synchronous malignancies. The five-year cure rate, with preservation of voice and glottic function, is as high as 90 percent if the lesions of the vocal cords are found in an early stage. Total laryngectomy is required for more extensive disease. Speech rehabilitation has been revolutionized by tracheoesophageal speech techniques.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)123-129
Number of pages7
JournalAmerican Family Physician
Volume44
Issue number1
StatePublished - 1991
Externally publishedYes

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Hoarseness
Laryngoscopy
Laryngeal Neoplasms
Rehabilitation
Esophagoscopy
Laryngectomy
Vocal Cords
Bronchoscopy
Tongue
Smoking
Alcohols
Therapeutics
Neoplasms

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McKenna, J. P., Fornataro-Clerici, L. M., McMenamin, P. G., & Leonard, R. J. (1991). Laryngeal cancer: Diagnosis, treatment and speech rehabilitation. American Family Physician, 44(1), 123-129.

Laryngeal cancer : Diagnosis, treatment and speech rehabilitation. / McKenna, J. P.; Fornataro-Clerici, L. M.; McMenamin, P. G.; Leonard, Rebecca J.

In: American Family Physician, Vol. 44, No. 1, 1991, p. 123-129.

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McKenna, JP, Fornataro-Clerici, LM, McMenamin, PG & Leonard, RJ 1991, 'Laryngeal cancer: Diagnosis, treatment and speech rehabilitation', American Family Physician, vol. 44, no. 1, pp. 123-129.
McKenna JP, Fornataro-Clerici LM, McMenamin PG, Leonard RJ. Laryngeal cancer: Diagnosis, treatment and speech rehabilitation. American Family Physician. 1991;44(1):123-129.
McKenna, J. P. ; Fornataro-Clerici, L. M. ; McMenamin, P. G. ; Leonard, Rebecca J. / Laryngeal cancer : Diagnosis, treatment and speech rehabilitation. In: American Family Physician. 1991 ; Vol. 44, No. 1. pp. 123-129.
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