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Original Research:

Ali Obaid Muthanna

 

Abstract

Background: Debulking advanced cancer larynx in the patients with laryngeal obstruction is an important health issue.

Aim: This study aimed to assess the efficiency of advanced cancer larynx debulking in patients with airway obstruction.

Methods This prospective study was carried out in Oto-Rhinolaryngology Department, Al-Thawra Modern General Teaching Hospital, Sana'a, Yemen, in the period between January 2014 and March 2019. This study included 52 patients with advanced cancer larynx presenting with airway compromise. Debulking of cancer had done to secure the airway.

Results: The mean age of the patients was 57 years. High incidence of cancer larynx in the age group 46-55 (36.5%). The successful rate of debulking was (92.3%), Tracheotomy had done in (7.7%). Presenting symptoms, change of voice, difficulty breathing, stridor, cough, and dysphagia.

Conclusion: Debulking of cancer larynx is a safe and effective alternative to tracheotomy in selected patients in securing the airway in cases with laryngeal cancer to avoid tracheotomy.

Keywords: Airway Obstruction, Debulking, Laryngeal Cancer, Tracheotomy, Yemen

 

Ali Obaid Muthanna*1

1Department of Otorhinolaryngology, Faculty of Medicine of Health Sciences, Sana'a University, Sana'a, Yemen

 

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