Supraglottic Cancer Guidelines

Updated: Mar 05, 2021
  • Author: Joshua D Hornig, MD, FRCSC; Chief Editor: Arlen D Meyers, MD, MBA  more...
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Guidelines Summary

A laryngeal cancer guideline released in 2016 under the United Kingdom National Multidisciplinary Guidelines included the following recommendations for supraglottic cancer [38] :

  • Radiotherapy, transoral laser microsurgery, and transoral robotic surgery are reasonable treatment options for T1-T2 supraglottic carcinoma
  • Supraglottic laryngectomy may have a role in the management of selected tumors
  • Most patients with T3 supraglottic cancers are suitable for nonsurgical larynx preservation therapies