Apr 20, 2020

Efficacy of transoral laser surgery versus linear accelerator radiotherapy for the treatment of T1 glottic carcinoma: a meta-analysis of oncologic outcomes

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J. ZhuF. Zhang


Objective A meta-analysis was conducted to compare oncologic outcomes for patients of T1 glottic carcinoma who were treated with transoral laser surgery (TLS) or linear accelerator radiotherapy (linac RT). Methods All related studies published up to September 2019 were acquired by searching Pubmed, EMBASE, and Cochrane, with the index words: glottic, vocal, laryngeal, radiation, radiotherapy, irradiation, laser, surgery, cordectomy, carcinoma and cancer. Relative studies which compared oncologic outcomes between linac RT and TLS were included. Sensitivity analysis were performed to evaluate heterogeneity. Results A total of twelve eligible studies were included for the analysis, which contained three prospective studies and nine retrospective studies. Patients who underwent TLS had increased overall survival (OR = 1.40, 95% CI=1.02-1.94, P =0.04) and laryngeal preservation (OR = 5.37, 95% CI = 3.05-9.44, P < 0.00001) versus who underwent linac RT. No statistical difference was observed between TLS group and linac RT group in terms of local control (OR=0.88, 95% CI = 0.62-1.24, P = 0.47), disease-specific survival (OR = 0.61, 95% CI = 0.26-1.43, P = 0.26), and disease-free survival (OR = 1.63, 95% CI = 0.70-3.81, P = 0.14). Conc...Continue Reading

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