Ann R Coll Surg Engl 2017 Oct 19:1-4. Epub 2017 Oct 19.
Division of Otolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery, Department of Surgery, Faculty of medicine, Dalhousie University , Halifax, Nova Scotia , Canada.
Transoral laser microsurgery applies to the piecemeal removal of malignant tumours of the upper aerodigestive tract using the CO2 laser under the operating microscope. This method of surgery is being increasingly popularised as a single modality treatment of choice in early laryngeal cancers (T1 and T2) and occasionally in the more advanced forms of the disease (T3 and T4), predominantly within the supraglottis. Thomas Kuhn, the American physicist turned philosopher and historian of science, coined the phrase 'paradigm shift' in his groundbreaking book The Structure of Scientific Revolutions. Read More