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Background: Transoral laser assisted microsurgical resection of early glottic laryngeal cancer is a relatively new treatment modality that is practised in many centres across the UK. In the absence of the results from randomised clinical trials, clinicians may be guided by an expert panel consensus statement on transoral laser assisted microsurgical resection of early squamous cell cancer of the larynx. Objective: To provide consensus recommendations on the various aspects of transoral laser assisted microsurgical resection for early glottic cancer. Evaluation method: Nine centres across the UK were invited to describe current practice and outcomes for transoral laser assisted microsurgical resection of early glottic cancer. Four working groups were created to draw consensus on standard of care, surgical procedures, outcomes measures and training/certification. The feedback from these groups was integrated into the consensus statement. Conclusions: The consensus meeting confirmed the stablished and widespread use of transoral laser assisted microsurgical resection for early glottic cancer throughout the UK. The common experience gained allowed a full discussion of all aspects of the management with consensus achieved in key areas of standards of care, surgery, histopathologic reporting, outcomes assessment and training. This consensus statement will result in closer auditing of management and dissemination of results. © 2009 Blackwell Publishing Ltd.
Author(s): Bradley P, MacKenzie K, Wight R, Pracy P, Paleri V
Publication type: Review
Publication status: Published
Journal: Clinical Otolaryngology
ISSN (print): 1749-4478
ISSN (electronic): 1749-4486