Head and Neck Cancer Center

  • Accurate treatment with laser surgery, fast recovery


    Diagnosis and treatment of head and neck cancer

    Head and Neck Cancer Center is a clinic that diagnoses and treats lesions of the nasal cavity, pharynx, larynx, trachea, esophagus and neck accurately. In the case of head and neck tumors, surgery is performed for benign and malignant tumors such as laryngeal cancer, tongue cancer, nasal cancer, and salivary gland tumors, as well as various reconstructions to solve functional and external problems. is made possible by advanced medical knowledge and skills.
    In particular, among these tumors, laryngeal cancer is one of the most common cancers in the otolaryngology area. If hoarseness persists for more than 2 weeks in a man over 40 for no specific reason or if the lymph glands in the neck area are palpable, an otolaryngologist must be consulted. Laryngeal cancer is usually diagnosed with an indirect laryngoscopy during an outpatient examination. In the case of early stage 1 cancer, more than 90% can be cured with radiation therapy or surgery. About 70% of stage 2 laryngeal cancer is cured, and if it is more advanced, total laryngeal resection is performed. In the case of early cancer, the prognosis is better than that of other cancers, so if there is a feeling of foreign body in the throat or a feeling of affection, it is necessary to consult an otolaryngologist for early treatment.

    What are voice injuries?

    Let's take a brief look at the term 'Aesung', which describes the change in voice. If the vocal cords are swollen or lumpy, the vocal cords do not stick completely and the voice changes. Singing in a loud voice in a karaoke room or shouting at a rock concert) is a case of swelling of the vocal cords. Longer-term Aesung occurs when you use your voice too often or speak too loudly, which can cause nodules in the vocal cords that can grow in size or turn into polyps.
    A common cause of Aesung in the elderly is 'gastric-esophageal reflux', which occurs when stomach acid refluxes into the esophagus and stimulates the vocal cords. Smoking is another cause of narcissism, and since smoking is the leading cause of throat cancer, it is imperative to see an otolaryngologist if a smoker develops narcissism.
    Other causes of hoarseness include allergies, thyroid disorders, neurological disorders, and injuries to the vocal cords. Also, as we get older, most people will notice some changes in their voice.

    Diagnosis of Aesung

    For the diagnosis of asexuality, an otolaryngologist places a mirror at the back of the throat to see the vocal cords, indirect laryngoscopy, or sometimes inserts a laryngoscope through the nose or mouth to view the vocal cords. These examination techniques are not uncomfortable and are well tolerated by most patients. Sometimes special tests (acoustic analysis) are needed to analyze your voice.

    Aesung's treatment

    Treatment for narcissism depends on the cause, and most narcissism can be treated by simply resting the voice. Your otolaryngologist will advise you on your vocal habits and perform surgery if vocal nodules or polyps are found. Smoking cessation is a recommendation for all patients. Vocalization and language specialists can help you correct your sexuality by correcting your bad vocal habits.

    Advantages of laser surgery in the spotlight these days

    Bloodless surgery is possible.
    Since there is no bleeding during surgery, the lesion can be removed accurately.
    It is advantageous for microsurgery that requires preservation of functions such as the oral cavity and larynx.
    Postoperative inflammation is mild and pain is less than other surgical methods.
    Less scarring after surgery.
    The hospital stay may be shorter or not necessary than with conventional surgical methods.

    Disadvantages of laser surgery that are in the spotlight these days

    Incision speed is slower than conventional incision methods (surgical knife, electric scalpel).
    Be careful not to let the laser light reach anywhere other than the surgical site.
    In the case of general anesthesia for oral and larynx surgery, a special anesthetic tube must be used. The machine is expensive.

    As an adaptation disease, it is widely used in the ear, nose, mouth, throat, trachea, head and neck, etc. In particular, since 1983, our hospital has installed the latest laser surgery devices and has been the leading treatment for various diseases in the oral cavity, diseases of the larynx and organs, and snoring.

    Other commonly used diseases are listed below.

    Ear: Ostebone surgery, auditory nerve tumor, vestibular nerve resection, tympanostomy, etc.

    Nose: Hypertrophic rhinitis, allergic rhinitis, vasomotor rhinitis, nosebleeds, endoscopic sinus surgery, etc.

    Oral, pharynx, larynx: Ulcer, papilloma, vitiligo, cyst, hemangioma, tonsil and adenoid surgery, palatopharyngeal surgery (snoring surgery)

    head and neck tumor

    However, as laser surgery was recently introduced through various media outlets, including broadcasting, interest in lasers has increased. For example, indiscriminate use of lasers in vocal cord surgery can lead to a worse, irreversible voice. Therefore, it is essential to properly select a disease that can be applied with a laser and then perform an accurate treatment by an experienced doctor.

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