Issue N# 1 - 1999
Our experience of carcinoma of the larynx in Togo
Authors : E. Kpemissi, M. Le Bourgeois, K. Kpodzro (Lomé)
Ref. : Rev Laryngol Otol Rhinol 1999;120,1:19-21.
Article published in french
This is a retrospective study of 33 patients with squamous cell carcinoma of the larynx from the end ward at Tokoin Teaching Hospital in Lomé. This series is from 1981 and 1995 (1 T1, 6 T2, 15 T3, 11 T4). This is an uncommon cancer. No etiological factors were identified. The high proportion requiring emercengy tracheotomy (36.36 %) and of T3-T4 cases (78.78 %) are explained by the long delay before the first medical visit. Only 13 patients (36.36 %) had a total laryngectomy. The prognosis was unfavourable.