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Background and Objectives:Some use age 70 as a cut-of point for supraglotic laryngectomy because of postoperative aspiration and deglutition complications. But the relationship betwen age and postoperative aspiration and deglutition complications has not been adequately reported. Therefore, we reviewed postoperative aspiration and deglutition complications g functional outcome in supraglottic laryngectomy. Patients and Method:From 1994 to 2001, the decannulation day and the postoperative day when oral feding was started were retrospectively investigated on seven patients who underwent supraglottic partial laryngectomies among early (T1, T2) supraglottic squamous cell carcinoma patients elder than 70 years old. Results:There were no cases requiring either a persistent tube feeding and a gastrostomy. Decannulation could be performed were no postoperative complications such as aspiration, fistula and dysphagia. There were no diferences according to age. Conclusion:No diferences were found regarding age in the functional outcomes of supraglotic laryngectomy. So, ones chronological age does not necesarily reflect his or her physiological age and therefore cannot be a contraindication of supr-aglottic laryngectomy. (Korean J Otolaryngol 2002;45:383-6)