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Collegium antropologicum, Vol.34 supplement 1 No.1 March 2010. -

The association between cigarette smoking and an increased risk of laryngeal carcinoma has been demonstrated in numerous studies. The aim of the present study was to assess the prevalence of smoking habit in patients with different laryngeal pathologies. The prevalence of cigarette smoking was compared between patients with laryngeal tumors and those with nonmalignant laryngeal lesions. Data on all patients with indications for direct microlaryngoscopy at the Clinic for Otorhinolaryngology of the University Hospital Center Split, during a five-year period were analyzed. The study included 562 patients with various laryngeal pathologies, divided into three groups as follows: group 1, benign lesions; group 2, precancerous lesions; and group 3, tumors. The majority of patients 82.92% had a long history of smoking. The proportion of smokers was lowest in benign lesion group 72.13%, higher in precancerous lesion group 81.48% and highest in malignant lesion group 97.14%. There was a statistically significant difference in the prevalence of cigarette smoking between patients with laryngeal tumors and those with benign or precancerous lesions p

Autor: Draško Cikojević - ; Clinic for Otorhinolaryngology, University Hospital Center Split, Split, Croatia Ivo Glunčić - ; Clinic



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