Elective irradiation of the lower cervical region in patients at high risk for recurrent cancer at the tracheal stoma

D. Tong, W. T. Moss, K. R. Stevens

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Abstract

The results of treatment for recurrent cancer at the tracheal stoma have been poor. From 1971 to 1976, elective postoperative irradiation of the neck was given to 26 high-risk patients with carcinoma of the larynx and hypopharynx. None of the 22 patients whose stomas were irradiated developed stomal or peristomal recurrence, while 2 of the 4 patients whose stomas were shielded had stomal recurrence. Elective irradiation of the tracheal stoma was effective in preventing stomal recurrence; the authors recommend inclusion of the stomal area in preoperative or postoperative irradiation to the lower cervical region for high-risk patients.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)809-811
Number of pages3
JournalRADIOLOGY
Volume124
Issue number3
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1977

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  • Radiology Nuclear Medicine and imaging

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