Surgical options for Supraglottic Cancers

As is apparent from the treatment algorithms, many surgical options can achieve clear margins and preserve laryngeal function

Surgical options include:

Type of surgery depends on

  • Prior therapy
    • Radiation
    • Partial laryngectomy
  • Patient factors
    • Pulmonary status (tolerate aspiration)
    • Cognitive status (To work with Speech and Language Therapist)
  • Institutional support
    • Surgical expertise
    • Availability of CO2 laser / transoral microsurgery
    • Speech and swallowing support
    • Tracheo-oesophageal speaking valves

Index: Clinical Practice Guidelines for Supraglottic Cancer

Resource Appropriate Supraglottic Cancer Guideline Scenarios