Ann Otol Rhinol Laryngol 1995 Oct;104(10 Pt 1):763-9
Department of Otolaryngology/Head and Neck Surgery/Audiology, Mayo Clinic Scottsdale, Arizona, USA.
The purpose of the study was to assess the quality of life of patients after surgical treatment for cancer of the larynx. Three groups of patients were identified according to surgical treatment: total laryngectomy, 111 patients; near-total laryngectomy, 38 patients; and partial laryngectomy, 23 patients. The impact of successful surgical treatment on their life roles was analyzed in terms of work, activities, familial and spousal relationships, sexuality, and psychologic features such as stress and anxiety. Read More