Cahit Ermiş, who has been smoking for 60 years, consulted to the physician for hoarseness and swallowing difficulty. After the examinations, he was diagnosed with laryngeal cancer. At Yeditepe University Koşuyolu Hospital, he recovered from the tumour that covers half of his larynx thanks to the intraoral laser operation. Moreover, he regained his voice.
Yeditepe University Koşuyolu Hospital Otorhinolaryngology and Head and Neck surgery specialist, Prof. Dr Zeynep Alkan, who performed the operation of Cahit Ermiş, told that Laryngeal tumour operations could be performed with closed technique. She said "Laryngeal tumours are diseases that can be treated by removing all or part of the larynx. Now, these surgeries are started to be performed not through the neck but with the intraoral operation. We reach the larynx through the mouth and determine the boundaries of the tumour with a laser under a microscope and perform it in early-stage tumours and in some appropriate advanced-stage tumours."
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