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Journal of Medicine and Biomedical Research
College of Medical Sciences, University of Benin
ISSN: 1596-6941
Vol. 5, No. 1, 2006, pp. 13-15
Bioline Code: jm06003
Full paper language: English
Document type: Research Article
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Journal of Medicine and Biomedical Research, Vol. 5, No. 1, 2006, pp. 13-15

 en Surgery in the Management of Cancer of the Larynx in Benin
Okolugbo, N.E. & Ogisi, F.O.


This study is a retrospective analysis of the survival results of 33 patients managed surgically for cancer of the larynx in the University of Benin Teaching Hospital, Benin City. Various surgeries carried out include; tracheostomies, direct laryngoscopy and biopsies, and total laryngectomies ( primary / salvage ). It was found that those who primary laryngectomy had less complications after surgery with better chances of survival than those who had salvage laryngectomy.

Laryngeal carcinoma, direct laryngoscopy, Biopsy, Total laryngectomy.

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