Published in Cancer Weekly, December 19th, 2000
P.R. Delaere and colleagues at the Katholieke Universiteit Leuven in Belgium investigated "the use of tracheal autotransplantation for reconstruction of the hemilaryngectomy defect that includes the hemicricoid cartilage and results from resection of laryngeal or hypopharyngeal cancer."
Delaere et al. reviewed medical data from 26 patients who underwent primary or salvage hemicrico-hemilaryngectomy, including dissection of the remaining thyroid lobe, hemicricoid cartilage, and one...
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