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Table 4 Salvage surgery performed

From: Definitive radiotherapy for early stage glottic cancer by 6 MV photons

Stage No of pts 1st Failures pts Types of 1st salvage surgery 2nd Relapse Pts 2nd salvage surgery Ultimate failure Pts (%)
(No. salvaged/No. attempted)   (No salvage/attempted)
   local LN Local + LN Total (%) TL RND TL + RND Not fit/refused surgery    
T1 433 39 0 0 39 (9) 36 0 0 3 7 0/7 10 (2.3)
T2 262 45 2 3 50 (19%) 43 2 2 3 3 2/3 (PLO) 7 (2.6)
  1. Abbreviations: No = number; pts = patients; 1st = first; 2nd = second; LN = lymph node; TL = total Laryngectomy RND = radical neck dissection; PLO = pharynolaryngectomy.