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Comparison of functional and oncological treatment outcomes after transoral robotic surgery and open surgery for supraglottic laryngeal cancer

  • B Karabulut (a1), İ Deveci (a1), M Sürmeli (a1), A Şahin-Yilmaz (a1) and Ç Oysu (a1)...

To compare functional and oncological treatment outcomes among patients with supraglottic laryngeal cancers who underwent transoral robotic supraglottic laryngectomy and open supraglottic laryngectomy.


A retrospective chart review was conducted of 17 patients treated by transoral robotic supraglottic laryngectomy and 20 patients treated by open supraglottic laryngectomy.


No tracheostomy or prolonged intubation was needed in the transoral robotic surgery group. Furthermore, that group had a shorter oral feeding time, hospitalisation and recovery period. There was no difference between groups in terms of complications. There were no differences in overall survival time and disease-specific survival time between groups.


Transoral robotic supraglottic laryngectomy for supraglottic laryngeal cancer is an oncologically safe and functional procedure with better results when compared to conventional open surgery.

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Author for correspondence: Dr Burak Karabulut, Ümraniye Egitim ve Araştırma Hastanesi, KBB Hastalıkları Kliniği, Adem Yavuz Cad. No: 1, Ümraniye, Istanbul, Türkiye E-mail:
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