Management of the clinically negative cervical lymph nodes in patients with non-conventional squamous carcinoma of the larynx

Alfio Ferlito, Alessandra Rinaldo, Kenneth O. Devaney, Antonino Carbone

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Abstract

This paper discusses the indications for neck dissection in those patients with laryngeal tumours which prove to be, on pathologic examination, not conventional squamous carcinomas but rather fall into the category either of one of the uncommon histological subtypes of carcinoma, or another type of unusual histological variant of laryngeal malignancy, a mesenchymal tumour. It appears as though these unusual laryngeal malignancies may manifest both biological behaviours and propensities to metastasize to regional lymph nodes that differ from those of the more commonly encountered conventional squamous carcinomas of the larynx. This heterogeneous group of tumours accounts for about 10 per cent of all malignant tumours of the larynx.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)619-623
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Laryngology and Otology
Volume113
Issue number7
Publication statusPublished - 1999

Keywords

  • Carcinoma
  • Laryngeal neoplasms
  • Neoplasm metastasis
  • Radical neck dissection
  • Squamous cell

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Otorhinolaryngology

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