ISCA Archive Larynx 1997
ISCA Archive Larynx 1997

Objective voice analysis after radiotherapy for early glottic cancer

D. Doskov, T. Hadjieva

Radiotherapy has become a treatment of choice for early glottic cancer. It is so because providing long term tumour control [1] it preserves vocal function [2]. Patients' resociali├čation and reintegration after treatment rely on the restored voice quality. Routine classical diagnostic methods as indirect laryngoscopy and laryngostroboscopy give the necessary information, but they are insufficient for a precise vocal function analysis and the dynamic follow-up. Specific methods were introduced for this purpose during the last decade ( phonetography, sonography, computer voice analysis) which enable an objective quantitative assessment of the degree of dysphony. Our investigation aimed the possibilities for an objective vocal function evaluation regarding patients who have undergone either radiotherapy or partial laryngeal resection as a curative treatment for early glottic cancer.


Cite as: Doskov, D., Hadjieva, T. (1997) Objective voice analysis after radiotherapy for early glottic cancer. Proc. LARYNX 1997, 21-24

@inproceedings{doskov97_larynx,
  author={D. Doskov and T. Hadjieva},
  title={{Objective voice analysis after radiotherapy for early glottic cancer}},
  year=1997,
  booktitle={Proc. LARYNX 1997},
  pages={21--24}
}