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GMS Current Posters in Otorhinolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery

German Society of Oto-Rhino-Laryngology, Head and Neck Surgery (DGHNOKHC)

ISSN 1865-1038

Local recurrence of laryngeal carcinoma

Poster Onkologie

  • corresponding author Desislava Skerleva - Ministry of Interior Medical Institute, Sofia, Bulgaria
  • Stefan Stoyanov - Ministry of Interior Medical Institute, 1606 Sofia, Bulgaria
  • Julian Rangachev - Tsaritsa Joanna University Hospital, Sofia, Bulgaria
  • Katya Assenova - Military Medical Academy, 1606 Sofia, Bulgaria

GMS Curr Posters Otorhinolaryngol Head Neck Surg 2011;7:Doc13

doi: 10.3205/cpo000602, urn:nbn:de:0183-cpo0006028

Published: April 14, 2011

© 2011 Skerleva et al.
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Stoma recurrence following total laryngectomy is one of the most severe complications with extremely poor prognosis.

Objective: The aim of our study is to analyze the risk factors for stoma recurrence development and to highlight the measures for prevention.

Materials and methods: We preformed retrospective study on 530 patients who underwent total laryngectomy at Queen Giovanna Hospital end Ministry of Interior Medical Institute, Sofia for a period of 2 years.

Results: Stoma recurrence developed in 9 cases. Our analysis reveals that primary site, T stage, preoperative tracheotomy and paratracheal lymph node metastasis are significant risk factors for stoma recurrence.

Conclusion: In spite of extensive surgery, radio and chemotherapy the prognosis is very poor. Considering the high rate of mortality, the prevention and intensive follow-up for patients with risk factors is of great importance in order to reduce the frequency of this disease.