HBOT For Laryngeal Cancer

Laryngeal cancer is a disease in which malignant (cancer) cells form in the tissues of the larynx (Voice Box). Use of tobacco products and drinking too much alcohol can affect the risk of laryngeal cancer. The larynx also known as the voice box is located at the front of the neck. Cause may be smoking, alcohol, history of head and neck cancer, and occupation (exposure to sulphuric acid mist or nickel).

Benefits of HBOT :

We applied HBOT for a 58-year-old male patient with laryngeal cancer for the treatment of laryngeal oedema, and dyspnea (Shortness of breath) that developed one year after RT. In a decompression chamber at 2.4 ATA pressure, the patient was made to breathe 100% oxygen with a mask for 90 minutes. At the beginning, HBOT was planned for 30 days; however, it was terminated upon improvement of the symptoms at the 19th session. The symptoms, which developed one year after RT, were relieved completely with HBOT, and the patient is maintaining his life without any complaint under our control. The HBOT can be an alternative treatment for late-term complications developed after radiotherapy. It can be especially used for laryngeal oedema, and dyspnoea related to the field of radiotherapy.