Carcinoma of the larynx in Malaysia.

Abdullah Sani Mohamed, H. Said, S. Lokman

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A retrospective study of cases with carcinoma of the larynx seen in the Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia (UKM) and General Hospital Kuala Lumpur (GHKL) between 1981 to 1988 was performed. The aim was to document the distribution and the pattern of behaviour of this tumour amongst our patients. There were 137 cases, the majority of whom were Chinese (54%). The peak incidence was in the seventh decade and the male to female ratio was 7.6:1. The most common symptom at presentation was hoarseness (90%). The most common histological type was squamous cell carcinoma (87%) whilst by site, transglottic involvement was commonest (55%). The overall 3 year survival rate was 68%. Supraglottic carcinoma behaved differently in that a significantly large number presented with dysphagia (33.3%) and neck nodes (42%). Compared to tumours of other sites of the larynx, they had the poorest 3 year survival rate of 50%. Amongst the T2 and T3 tumours, the results of surgery appeared better than primary radiotherapy. Considering that 26% of patients presented with stridor, 20% with neck nodes and 55% with multiple site involvement, it can be concluded that our patients present themselves late.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)297-302
Number of pages6
JournalMedical Journal of Malaysia
Volume47
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - Dec 1992

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Malaysia
Larynx
Carcinoma
Neck
Survival Rate
Hoarseness
Neoplasms
Respiratory Sounds
Deglutition Disorders
General Hospitals
Squamous Cell Carcinoma
Radiotherapy
Retrospective Studies
Incidence

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Mohamed, A. S., Said, H., & Lokman, S. (1992). Carcinoma of the larynx in Malaysia. Medical Journal of Malaysia, 47(4), 297-302.

Carcinoma of the larynx in Malaysia. / Mohamed, Abdullah Sani; Said, H.; Lokman, S.

In: Medical Journal of Malaysia, Vol. 47, No. 4, 12.1992, p. 297-302.

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Mohamed, AS, Said, H & Lokman, S 1992, 'Carcinoma of the larynx in Malaysia.', Medical Journal of Malaysia, vol. 47, no. 4, pp. 297-302.
Mohamed, Abdullah Sani ; Said, H. ; Lokman, S. / Carcinoma of the larynx in Malaysia. In: Medical Journal of Malaysia. 1992 ; Vol. 47, No. 4. pp. 297-302.
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