A1 Journal article – refereed

T1 glottic laryngeal cancer: the role of routine follow-up visits in detecting local recurrence

List of Authors: Pakkanen Pihla, Ilmarinen Taru, Halme Elina, Irjala Heikki, Koivunen Petri, Pukkila Matti, Ventelä Sami, Hagström Jaana, Aaltonen Leena-Maija

Publisher: Springer Science and Business Media Deutschland GmbH

Publication year: 2021

Journal: European Archives of Oto-Rhino-Laryngology

Journal name in source: European Archives of Oto-Rhino-Laryngology

eISSN: 1434-4726

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s00405-021-06983-3

URL: https://link.springer.com/article/10.1007%2Fs00405-021-06983-3


Purpose We assessed the treatment outcome and the benefts of routine follow-up visits in T1 glottic laryngeal squamous
cell carcinoma (LSCC).
Methods: Medical records of patients diagnosed with stage T1 glottic LSCC (N=303) in fve Finnish university hospitals between 2003 and 2015 were reviewed. Moreover, data from the Finnish Cancer Registry and the Population Register Center were collected.
Results: Of all 38 recurrences, 26 (68%) were detected during a routine follow-up visit, and over half (21 of 38, 55%) presented without new symptoms. Primary treatment method (surgery vs. radiotherapy) was not connected with 5-year diseasespecifc survival (DSS) or laryngeal preservation rate.
Conclusion: The majority of recurrences were detected on a routine follow-up visit, and local recurrences often presented without new symptoms. Routine post-treatment follow-up of T1 glottic LSCC seems benefcial.
Trial registration Trial registration number and date of registration HUS/356/2017 11.12.2017.

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