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Title: Low-dose preoperative radiation therapy in carcinoma of the supraglottic larynx

Abstract

Seventy patients treated for all stages of carcinoma of the supraglottic larynx were analyzed retrospectively. A preoperative dose of 3,000 to 3,600 rads was given in 15 to 18 treatments over three to four weeks and surgery carried out four weeks later. The 5-year disease-free survival rates were approximately 75% in patients with early disease and 50% in those with more advanced disease. Survival with early disease was similar to that achieved by radical radiotherapy alone, while survival with advanced disease was similar to that achieved by surgery alone. These results suggest that low-dose preoperative irradiation is of limited value.

Authors:
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Publication Date:
Research Org.:
St. Louis Univ. Medical Center, MO
OSTI Identifier:
6204189
Resource Type:
Conference
Journal Name:
Radiology; (United States)
Additional Journal Information:
Journal Volume: 130:2; Conference: 63. Scientific assembly and annual meeting of the Radiological Society of North America, Chicago, IL, USA, 27 Nov 1977
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
62 RADIOLOGY AND NUCLEAR MEDICINE; CARCINOMAS; RADIOTHERAPY; LOW DOSE IRRADIATION; COBALT 60; FRACTIONATED IRRADIATION; GAMMA RADIATION; LARYNX; LOCAL IRRADIATION; NECK; PATIENTS; SURGERY; BETA DECAY RADIOISOTOPES; BETA-MINUS DECAY RADIOISOTOPES; BODY; BODY AREAS; COBALT ISOTOPES; DISEASES; ELECTROMAGNETIC RADIATION; INTERMEDIATE MASS NUCLEI; INTERNAL CONVERSION RADIOISOTOPES; IONIZING RADIATIONS; IRRADIATION; ISOMERIC TRANSITION ISOTOPES; ISOTOPES; MEDICINE; MINUTES LIVING RADIOISOTOPES; NEOPLASMS; NUCLEAR MEDICINE; NUCLEI; ODD-ODD NUCLEI; RADIATIONS; RADIOISOTOPES; RADIOLOGY; RESPIRATORY SYSTEM; THERAPY; YEARS LIVING RADIOISOTOPES; 550603* - Medicine- External Radiation in Therapy- (1980-)

Citation Formats

Reddi, R.P., and Mercado, R. Jr. Low-dose preoperative radiation therapy in carcinoma of the supraglottic larynx. United States: N. p., 1979. Web.
Reddi, R.P., & Mercado, R. Jr. Low-dose preoperative radiation therapy in carcinoma of the supraglottic larynx. United States.
Reddi, R.P., and Mercado, R. Jr. Thu . "Low-dose preoperative radiation therapy in carcinoma of the supraglottic larynx". United States.
@article{osti_6204189,
title = {Low-dose preoperative radiation therapy in carcinoma of the supraglottic larynx},
author = {Reddi, R.P. and Mercado, R. Jr.},
abstractNote = {Seventy patients treated for all stages of carcinoma of the supraglottic larynx were analyzed retrospectively. A preoperative dose of 3,000 to 3,600 rads was given in 15 to 18 treatments over three to four weeks and surgery carried out four weeks later. The 5-year disease-free survival rates were approximately 75% in patients with early disease and 50% in those with more advanced disease. Survival with early disease was similar to that achieved by radical radiotherapy alone, while survival with advanced disease was similar to that achieved by surgery alone. These results suggest that low-dose preoperative irradiation is of limited value.},
doi = {},
journal = {Radiology; (United States)},
number = ,
volume = 130:2,
place = {United States},
year = {1979},
month = {2}
}

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