Abstract
Background:
Voice outcome was assessed in patients with extended T1 and limited T2 glottic carcinoma, treated with a unilateral type III or a bilateral type II resection according to the European Laryngological Society (ELS) classification.

Methods:
Objective evaluation (acoustic and aerodynamic parameters), perceptual evaluation (GRBAS), and patients' self-assessment (voice handicap index [VHI]) were performed before and 1 year after treatment. Results were evaluated according to ELS resection type and the involvement of the anterior commissure.

Results:
The majority of voice parameters in all resection subgroups showed an improvement of the mean score 1 year postoperatively. Grade of dysphonia varied between 1.15 and 1.66 postoperatively and VHI score varied from 23.3 to 24.5.

Conclusion:
Voice outcome after ELS unilateral type III or a bilateral type II resection for extended T1 and limited T2 glottic carcinoma is good with mild to very moderate perceptive dysphonia and low self-reported voice impairment.

Additional Metadata
Persistent URL dx.doi.org/10.1002/hed.25582, hdl.handle.net/1765/117153
Journal Head & Neck: journal for the sciences and specialities of the head and neck
Citation
van Loon, Y, Hendriksma, Martine, Heijnen, Bas J., van de Kamp, V.A.H, Hakkesteegt, M.M, Böhringer, S, … Sjögren, E.V. (2019). Voice outcome after unilateral ELS type III or bilateral type II resections for T1-T2 glottic carcinoma: Results after 1 year. Head & Neck: journal for the sciences and specialities of the head and neck, 41(6), 1638–1647. doi:10.1002/hed.25582