Tumor of the right vocal fold. Cordectomy type V

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A 72-year-old male was admitted to the otolaryngology department due to a tumor of the right vocal fold. T2 N0M0. Histopathological examination showed squamous cell carcinoma. In the computer tomography examination the infiltration of the laryngeal cartilages was not noticed,  therefore it was possible to perform endoscopic surgery with the use of the C02 laser. Type 5 cordectomy was performed due to the extent of the tumor. The tumor involved the entire vocal fold, the anterior commissure and the anterior part of the left vocal fold.
In the first stage of the operation, the right vestibular fold was removed to better visualize the lesion. Then, the soft tissues of the anterior commissure were separated from the thyroid cartilage. Step by step, using a laser, the entire vocal fold was removed, preserving the anatomical structures.

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