Several reconstruction techniques have been employed following partial laryngectomy in order to improve laryngeal function. We report 12 cases in which composite nasal septal cartilage and auricular cartilage were used. We decannulated the patients in an average of 19 days. Following the reconstruction we obtained a satisfactory phonatory function and swallowing. Six patients completed a follow-up period of three years without presenting any recurrences or mortality. Our experience with reconstruction using composite nasal septal and auricular cartilage following partial laryngectomy proved effective.