Laryngeal reconstruction following CO2 laser surgery for glottic cancer

Head Neck. 2009 Oct;31(10):1369-76. doi: 10.1002/hed.21154.


CO(2) laser has become a common surgical technique in the management of glottic cancer. The patients treated with this modality may benefit from additional phonosurgical techniques used to improve postoperative vocal outcome.The aim of this article was to review those phonosurgical techniques described for glottic reconstruction after CO(2) laser excision of glottic cancer. The indications for using each technique are discussed, with particular attention paid to functional outcomes following these reconstructive efforts.

Publication types

  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Carbon Dioxide
  • Combined Modality Therapy
  • Dimethylpolysiloxanes / therapeutic use
  • Glottis / surgery
  • Humans
  • Laryngeal Neoplasms / surgery*
  • Laser Therapy*
  • Plastic Surgery Procedures
  • Polytetrafluoroethylene / therapeutic use
  • Prostheses and Implants
  • Vocal Cords / surgery
  • Voice Quality


  • Dimethylpolysiloxanes
  • Carbon Dioxide
  • baysilon
  • Polytetrafluoroethylene