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Pooja Ramakant, Kushagra Gaurav, Anand Kumar Mishra
Citation Information : Ramakant P, Gaurav K, Mishra AK. Feasibility of various surgical options ranging from aggressive resections to conservative methods for managing tracheolaryngeal invasion by thyroid cancers. 2018; 13 (1):22-26.
License: CC BY-NC 4.0
Published Online: 10-02-2021
Copyright Statement: Copyright © 2018; The Author(s).
Introduction: Tracheo-laryngeal resections in locally advanced thyroid cancer involve adequate anatomical knowledge and surgical skills to have improved outcomes and minimal morbidity. Surgical options range from aggressive resections with end to end anastomosis to various conservative methods. Benefits and improved outcomes with each surgical technique need to be weighed against the morbidity caused by them. Aim and method: To review literature data available on tracheo-laryngeal resections in thyroid cancer and analyze the outcomes of surgery in terms of extent of surgery, adjuvant therapies, morbidity, recurrence rates, survival benefits and mortality. Result and Conclusion: Major tracheo-laryngeal resections are safe, less morbid, improve survival rates and have lesser recurrence rates compared to conservative methods. Long term prospective studies are needed to have a higher level of evidence for such recommendations.