Editors: Rogerio A. Dedivitis, Giorgio Perretti, Ehab Hanna, and Claudio R. Cerena
Publisher: Thieme – 183 pages
Book Review by: Nano Khilnani

This richly illustrated book on the different types and locations of laryngeal cancers and surgical techniques on each is a very useful one for those intending to enter or already practicing in this specialty. Each chapter contains well-organized content with these sections:

  • Abstract
  • Case Report, with images and captions
  • Discussion
  • Tips
  • Traps
  • References

Eight-one specialists in various aspects and subspecialties of otorhinolaryngology from 10 countries – Belgium, Brazil, Canada, Germany, India, Italy, the Netherlands, South Korea, Switzerland, and the United States – authored the 34 chapters of this book that we name below to provide you an overview of the coverage of this book:

  1. T1a Glottic Carcinoma Undergoing Transoral Laser Surgery
  2. Radiotherapy for T1a Glottic Carcinoma
  3. Robotic Surgery for Early-Stage Laryngeal Cancer
  4. T1b Glottic Cancer Treated with Transoral Laser Surgery
  5. T1b Glottic Cancer
  6. T1b Glottic Cancer, Vertical Partial Laryngectomy
  7. Transoral Laser Microsurgery for Intermediate Supraglottic Cancer
  8. The Role of Radiation Therapy in Early-Stage Supraglottic Cancer
  9. Early Supraglottic Cancer: Horizontal Supraglottic Laryngectomy
  10. Locally Intermediate Glottic Cancer: Transoral Laser Microsurgery
  11. Locally Intermediate Glottic Cancer: Chemoradiotherapy
  12. Locally Intermediate Glottic Cancer: Vertical Partial Laryngectomy
  13. Locally Intermediate Glottic Cancer: Supracricoid Laryngectomy with CHEP
  14. Transoral Robotic Surgery for Advanced Laryngeal Cancer
  15. Locally Advanced Supraglottic Cancer: Larynx Preservation by Transoral Laser Microsurgery
  16. Locally Intermediate Supraglottic Cancer: Radiotherapy
  17. Locally Intermediate Supraglottic Cancer: Supracricoid Laryngectomy with Cricohyoidopexy
  18. Locally Advanced Glottic Cancer: Supracricoid Laryngectomy
  19. Hemicricolaryngectomy with Tracheal Autotransplantation
  20. Locally Advanced Glottic Cancer: Supratracheal Laryngectomy
  21. Locally Advanced Glottic Cancer: Total Laryngectomy and Voice Prostheses
  22. Transoral Robotic Surgical Total Laryngectomy: The Technique Step by Step
  23. Locally Advanced Supraglottic Cancer: Organ-Preservation Protocol
  24. Salvage Surgery after Primary Radiotherapy: Transoral Laser Microsurgery
  25. Salvage Surgery after Radio Therapy: Supracricoid Laryngectomy
  26. Salvage Surgery after Radio Therapy: Total Laryngectomy
  27. Strategy for Avoiding Pharyngocutaenous Fistula: Pectoralis Muscle Flap for Salvage Total Laryngectomy
  28. Reconstruction for Advanced Cancer: Pectoralis Majot Myocutaneous Flap
  29. Reconstruction for Advanced Cancer: Supraclavicular Island Flap
  30. Reconstruction for Advanced Cancer: Latissimus Dorsi Myocutaneous Flap
  31. Gastric Pull-up
  32. Early Primary Tumor with Advanced Neck Disease
  33. Targeted Therapy for the Treatment of Advanced Squamous Cell Carcinoma of the Larynx
  34. Laryngeal Transplantation

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This book has been in a ‘case report’ style, which is a compelling, efficient, fact-based and straight-forward method of learning (and teaching) that enables us to know the progressive discovery of the disease in the patient in question through diagnoses and tests, and determine the best course(s) of treatment in that particular case in question.

This is a compact but extensive work on laryngeal cancer.


Rogerio A. Dedivitis, MD, PhD, FACS is Professor in the Department of Head and Neck Surgery at the University of Sao Paolo School of Medicine in Sao Paolo, Brazil.

Giorgio Perretti, MD, PhD is Professor and Chief of the Department of Otorhinolaryngology – Head and Neck Surgery – at the University of Genoa in Genoa, Italy.

Ehab Hanna, MD, FACS is Professor and Vice Chairman of the Department of Head and Neck Surgery at the University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center in Houston, Texas.

Claudio R. Cerena, MD is Associate Professor and Chairman of the Department of Head and Neck Surgery at the University of Sao Paolo School of Medicine in Sao Paolo, Brazil.