Factors favoring neck metastasis in patients underwent laryngectomy for laryngeal cancer

Mohamed Abd Elmottaleb Sabaa, Ahmed Mahmoud El Batawi
2021 The Egyptian Journal of Otolaryngology  
Background One third of all head and neck cancers are caused by laryngeal cancer. However, the incidence and prevalence rates have decreased over the past 3 decades. Neck metastasis from cancer larynx is important to be addressed as its presence greatly reduces the probability of survival. However, quality of life should be taken into consideration. Hence, it was important to analyze factors related to neck metastasis from primary laryngeal cancer to detect any change of tumor behavior with
more » ... . Results One hundred thirty-eight patients underwent concomitant neck dissection with laryngectomy (total or partial). Supraglottic tumors had the greatest share in the neck metastasis with a count of 11 (of 26 neck metastasis), representing 42% and a total value of 11 (of 30 total supraglottic cancer) representing a tendency of spread in 37% of the total case number. Tumor midline crossing was present in 77% cases (20 of 26) with positive nodes, representing a P value 0.05. Conclusion This study investigated different factors related to lymph node metastasis from primary laryngeal tumor. The most important factors were the site of the tumor and its relation to the midline.
doi:10.1186/s43163-021-00160-3 fatcat:iaolvtdjojb23oxg327dp2ud6q