Title:
Comparative assessment of aluminum and lead concentrations in serum and tissue bioptates in patients with laryngeal papilloma or cancer
Authors:
J. Olszewski*,J. Latusiski*, A. Kita**, P. Pietkiewicz*, Beata Starostecka* and J. Majak*
Institutions:
*Department of Otolaryngology and Onkology, Medical University Lodz, Poland; **Analitical Chemistry Department, Silesian University, Katowice, Poland
Keywords:
Toxic elements; laryngeal papilloma; laryngeal cancer
Pages:
47 - 49
Abstract:
Comparative assessment of aluminum and lead concentrations in serum and tissue bioptates in patients with laryngeal papilloma or cancer. A comparative assessment of toxic element concentrations in serum and tissue bioptates in patients with laryngeal papilloma or cancer was performed. Examinations were conducted in 60 patients (40 men and 20 women) aged 20-88 years (average 59 ± 05). Patients were divided into 3 groups; 20 patients with laryngeal papillo- ma were in group I, 20 with laryngeal cancer were in group II, and 20 with deviated nasal septums were included as a control group (III). Diagnosis of laryngeal papilloma (removed by direct microlaryngoscopy - Kleinsasser method) and laryngeal cancer (removed by the Rethi method) was histopatologically confirmed in patients from groups I and II, respectively. Patients in the control group received functional surgery to repair deviated nasal septums. Serum and tissue samples were obtained from all patients before surgery.Aluminum and lead concentrations were analysed by inductively coupled plas- ma atomic emission spectrometry (ICP -AES) using a Spectroflame M spectrometer. The considerable rise of aluminum and lead concentration in tissue bioptates and aluminum in serum in groups I and II in comparison to the control group suggests that these elements may play a significant part in the aetiology and development of precancerous lesions and laryngeal cancers. Measuring toxic chemical element concentrations in tissue bioptates can be useful in the diagnosis and estimation of development of precancerous lesions of the larynx as well as laryngeal cancer. Toxic elements concentration may play a significant role in carcinogenesis and may determine trends in cancer aetiology.
Issue:
Vol. 2, 2006, 2nd trimester


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Comparative assessment of aluminum and lead concentrations in serum and tissue bioptates in patients with laryngeal papilloma or cancer