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o Issue N# 2 - 2004 o

ONCOLOGY

Induction chemotherapy and laryngeal preservation in pharyngolaryngeal carcinomas. Study of a 124 serieís patients and patientís follow up with laryngeal preservation


Authors : J. P. Bessède, D. Vinh, D. Genet, N. Khalifa, K. Aubry, B. Rhein, S. Orsel, N. Tubiana-Mathieu, P. Clavère (Limoges)

Ref. : Rev Laryngol Otol Rhinol. 2004;125,2:81-88.

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Summary : Objective: To try and determine the value of chemotherapy and its subsequent effect on laryngeal preservation in patients presenting with laryngeal and pharyngeal carcinomas. One group was initially treated with surgery and radiotherapy. The second group was treated with chemotherapy and subsequent salvage surgery and/or radiotherapy. Their survival rates and laryngeal preservation rates were compared. Patients and methods: From 251 patients the authors have retrospectively studied 124 patients with induction chemotherapy. The survival rate has been compared with a control group of 127 patients who was treated by initial surgery and radiotherapy. Results: The survival rate at 5 years for the patients initialy treated by surgery and radiotherapy was 64.1%. The survival for patients with a total clinical response following chemotherapy was 49.8% at 5 years. Survival with no total clinical response following chemotherapy treated by secondary radiotherapy was 25.7% at 3 years. The initial rate of laryngeal preservation is 32.2% but this rate fell to 22% after local recurrencies. Conclusion: The group with total clinical response after induction chemotherapy with laryngeal preservation have a non significantly difference in their survival compared with the group initially treated by surgery and radiotherapy. In contrary patients with non complete clinical response have a survival of 25.7% at 3 years. The rate of local recurrency of patients with laryngeal preservation is 32.5% and gives a finally rate of laryngeal preservation of 21%. These recurrencies decrease the survival rate.

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