Guidelines for the surgical management of laryngeal cancer: Korean society of Thyroid-head and neck Surgery

Korean Society of Thyroid-Head and Neck Surgery Guideline Task Force

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Korean Society of Thyroid-Head and Neck Surgery appointed a Task Force to develop clinical practice guidelines for the surgical treatment of laryngeal cancer. This Task Force conducted a systematic search of the EMBASE, MEDLINE, Cochrane Library, and KoreaMed databases to identify relevant articles, using search terms selected according to the key questions. Evidence-based recommendations were then created on the basis of these articles. An external expert review and Delphi questionnaire were applied to reach consensus regarding the recommendations. The resulting guidelines focus on the surgical treatment of laryngeal cancer with the assumption that surgery is the selected treatment modality after a multidisciplinary discussion in any context. These guidelines do not, therefore, address non-surgical treatment such as radiation therapy or chemotherapy. The committee developed 62 evidence-based recommendations in 32 categories intended to assist clinicians during management of patients with laryngeal cancer and patients with laryngeal cancer, and counselors and health policy-makers.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1-43
Number of pages43
JournalClinical and Experimental Otorhinolaryngology
Issue number1
StatePublished - Mar 2017


  • Glottis
  • Laryngeal neoplasms
  • Practice guideline
  • Supraglottis
  • Surgery

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