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Vol. 68, No. 5, 2006
Issue release date: August 2006
Section title: Original Paper
ORL 2006;68:253–258
(DOI:10.1159/000093094)

Quality of Life after Treatment for Laryngeal Carcinomas

Olthoff A.a · Steuer-Vogt M.K.c · Licht K.d · Sauer-Goenen M.e · Werner C.b · Ambrosch P.f
Departments of aOtorhinolaryngology and bMedical Statistics, University of Göttingen, Göttingen, cDepartment of Otorhinolaryngology, Technische Universität München, München, dDepartment of Otorhinolaryngology, University of Regensburg, Regensburg, eDepartment of Otorhinolaryngology, Medizinische Hochschule Hannover, Hannover, and fDepartment of Otorhinolaryngology, University of Schleswig-Holstein, Kiel, Germany

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Abstract of Original Paper

Received: 2/2/2005
Accepted: 3/26/2005
Published online: 9/6/2006
Issue release date: August 2006

Number of Print Pages: 6
Number of Figures: 2
Number of Tables: 2

ISSN: 0301-1569 (Print)
eISSN: 1423-0275 (Online)

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Abstract

The objective of this study was to evaluate the impact of different surgical treatments as well as of radiotherapy for laryngeal carcinomas on health-related quality of life (QL). In a prospective, randomized multicenter study (five university hospitals in Germany), a total of 146 patients with laryngeal carcinomas (UICC stages: I–IV) underwent different surgical treatments (32 total laryngectomies, 81 CO2 laser microsurgical partial laryngectomies, 33 open partial laryngectomies). Postoperative radiotherapy was performed in 44 patients. QL data were obtained by using the EORTC QLQ-C30 questionnaire (developed by the European Organization for Research and Treatment of Cancer). Impaired QL data were seen after total laryngectomy and after radiotherapy. Radiotherapy seemed to have more impact on QL than surgical treatment. Global QL was not affected by any treatment. In general, the QL data were not as discriminating as presumed. To evaluate coping abilities, objective measures (voice, swallowing, breathing) should be obtained for comparison in further investigations.

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Author Contacts

Arno Olthoff, MD
University of Göttingen, Department of Otorhinolaryngology
Robert-Koch-Strasse 40
DE–37075 Göttingen (Germany)
Tel. +49 551 392 802, Fax +49 551 392 812, E-Mail olthoff@med.uni-goettingen.de

  

Article Information

Presented in part at the 72nd Annual Scientific Meeting of the German Society of Otorhinolaryngology, Hamburg, Germany, May 26, 2001.

Received: February 2, 2005
Accepted after revision: March 26, 2005
Published online: May 4, 2006
Number of Print Pages : 6
Number of Figures : 2, Number of Tables : 2, Number of References : 16

  

Publication Details

ORL (Journal for Oto-Rhino-Laryngology and Ist Related Specialties)

Vol. 68, No. 5, Year 2006 (Cover Date: August 2006)

Journal Editor: O'Malley, B.W., Jr. (Philadelphia, Pa.)
ISSN: 0301–1569 (print), 1423–0275 (Online)

For additional information: http://www.karger.com/ORL


Article / Publication Details

First-Page Preview
Abstract of Original Paper

Received: 2/2/2005
Accepted: 3/26/2005
Published online: 9/6/2006
Issue release date: August 2006

Number of Print Pages: 6
Number of Figures: 2
Number of Tables: 2

ISSN: 0301-1569 (Print)
eISSN: 1423-0275 (Online)

For additional information: http://www.karger.com/ORL


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