When you hear hoof beats, it may also be a Zebra: a case report in a malignancy glottis

Authors

  • Mohamed Abdul Kathar M. Department of Head and Neck Surgery, Tata Medical Center, Major Arterial Road, New Town, Kolkata, India
  • Kapila Manikantan Department of Head and Neck Surgery, Tata Medical Center, Major Arterial Road, New Town, Kolkata, India
  • Rajeev Sharan Department of Head and Neck Surgery, Tata Medical Center, Major Arterial Road, New Town, Kolkata, India
  • Arun Pattatheyil Department of Head and Neck Surgery, Tata Medical Center, Major Arterial Road, New Town, Kolkata, India

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.18203/issn.2454-5929.ijohns20201303

Keywords:

Recurrent carcinoma larynx, Thyroid carcinoma, Lymph nodes

Abstract

Laryngeal cancer is one of the leading causes of death in Indian males. Papillary thyroid carcinoma is the most common subtype of thyroid cancer in 80% of cases and has a tendency to metastasize to lymph nodes. Patients with laryngeal cancers undergoing laryngectomy might have other occult primaries including thyroid carcinoma especially in patients with recurrent laryngeal carcinomas. We report a case of recurrent laryngeal carcinoma with incidental carcinomas. This study was conducted at TATA medical center, Kolkata.

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2020-03-25

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