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Evaluation of voice and quality of life after transoral endoscopic laser resection of early glottic carcinoma

Conclusion: Transoral laser resection of T1 and T2 glottic carcinoma enables adequate tumour tissue excision with preservation of acceptable vocal function. Most patients’ post-operative quality of life is very good. Anterior commissure web formation is associated with poorer vocal function.

from the Journal of Laryngology and Otology

Prospective study of sensorineural hearing loss following radiotherapy for nasopharyngeal carcinoma

Conclusion: In patients with nasopharyngeal carcinoma treated with radiotherapy, the severity and incidence of radiation-induced sensorineural hearing loss increased with time, especially at high frequencies. This hearing impairment may be due to changes in the cochlea and/or the retrocochlear auditory pathway.

from the Journal of Laryngology and Otology