Journal of Clinical Medicine Research, ISSN 1918-3003 print, 1918-3011 online, Open Access
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Volume 7, Number 8, August 2015, pages 632-636

Voice and Functional Outcomes of Transoral Laser Microsurgery for Early Glottic Cancer: Ventricular Fold Resection as a Surrogate


Table 1. Demographic Results
NumberTotal %
*Alcohol is defined as any alcohol consumption.
Mean age (max, min)68.2 (86, 54)
Smoking before treatment1967.9
Smoking after treatment414.3
> 3 medications1553.6


Table 2. Tumor Characteristics
NumberTotal %
  Squamous cell carcinoma28100
  Pre-operative biopsy2589.3
Tumor staging (TNM)
  In situ828.9
  Extension to the anterior commissure13.6
  Arytenoid extension27.1
  Subglottic extension00
  Supraglottic extension00


Table 3. Treatment Characteristics
NumberTotal %
ELS type
Partial resection of ventricular fold1346.4
Positive pathology on specimen1967.9
Positive margins00
Second look828.9
Third look27.1


Table 4. Functional Outcomes
MeanStandard deviation
Follow-up (months)17.39.4
Voice (VHI-10 score)9.16.5
Understandability (PSS-H&N)82.720.9
Normalcy of diet (PSS-H&N)1000
Eating in public (PSS-H&N)1000


Table 5. Predictors of Voice Quality
Mean VHI-10 scoresP value
*Alcohol is defined as any alcohol consumption.
Demographic characteristics
    ≤ 65 years8.80.851
    > 65 years9.3
Tumor characteristics
  T staging
    In situ4.80.004
    1 or 211.9
Surgical characteristics
  Partial resection of ventricular fold
    > 15.9