Open partial horizontal laryngectomies (OPHLs) are well-established and oncologically safe procedures for intermediate–advanced laryngeal cancers (LC). T–N categories are well-known prognosticators: herein we tested if “anterior” vs. “posterior” tumor location (as defined in respect to the paraglottic space divided according to a plane passing through the arytenoid vocal process, perpendicular to the ipsilateral thyroid lamina) may represent an additional prognostic factor. We analyzed a retrospective cohort of 85 T3–4a glottic LCs, treated by Type II or III OPHL (according to the European Laryngological Society classification) from 2005 to 2017 at two academic institutions. Five-year overall survival (OS), disease-specific survivals (DSS), and recurrence-free survivals (RFS) were compared according to tumor location and pT category. Anterior and posterior tumors were 43.5% and 56.5%, respectively, 78.8% of lesions were T3 and 21.2% were T4a. Five-year OS, DSS, and RFS for T3 were 74.1%, 80.5%, and 63.4%, respectively, and for T4a 71.8%, 71.8%, and 43%, respectively (p not significant). In relation to tumor location, the survival outcomes were 91%, 94.1%, and 72.6%, respectively, for anterior tumors, and 60.3%, 66.3%, and 49.1%, respectively, for posterior lesions (statistically significant differences). These data provide evidence that laryngeal compartmentalization is a valid prognosticator, even more powerful than the pT category.

Open partial horizontal laryngectomies for T3–T4 laryngeal cancer: Prognostic impact of anterior vs. posterior laryngeal compartmentalization

Missale F.;Incandela F.;Marchi F.;Filauro M.;Peretti G.;
2019

Abstract

Open partial horizontal laryngectomies (OPHLs) are well-established and oncologically safe procedures for intermediate–advanced laryngeal cancers (LC). T–N categories are well-known prognosticators: herein we tested if “anterior” vs. “posterior” tumor location (as defined in respect to the paraglottic space divided according to a plane passing through the arytenoid vocal process, perpendicular to the ipsilateral thyroid lamina) may represent an additional prognostic factor. We analyzed a retrospective cohort of 85 T3–4a glottic LCs, treated by Type II or III OPHL (according to the European Laryngological Society classification) from 2005 to 2017 at two academic institutions. Five-year overall survival (OS), disease-specific survivals (DSS), and recurrence-free survivals (RFS) were compared according to tumor location and pT category. Anterior and posterior tumors were 43.5% and 56.5%, respectively, 78.8% of lesions were T3 and 21.2% were T4a. Five-year OS, DSS, and RFS for T3 were 74.1%, 80.5%, and 63.4%, respectively, and for T4a 71.8%, 71.8%, and 43%, respectively (p not significant). In relation to tumor location, the survival outcomes were 91%, 94.1%, and 72.6%, respectively, for anterior tumors, and 60.3%, 66.3%, and 49.1%, respectively, for posterior lesions (statistically significant differences). These data provide evidence that laryngeal compartmentalization is a valid prognosticator, even more powerful than the pT category.
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