Friday, January 14, 2011

Laryngeal tumors.

Vocal cord nodules ("polyps”) aka singer's nodes

Laryngeal papilloma or squamous papilloma
recurrent respiratory papillomatosis (RRP) in infants and toddlers

Carcinoma of the Larynx:

nearly all cases occur in smokers: persistent
hoarseness in a chronic smoker is CaLx until proven otherwise

95% are typical squamous cell lesions

glottic tumors in 60% to 75%: good prognosis as

Pt presents early due to hoarseness
No lymphatics in the area

adjacent mucosa may demonstrate squamous cell hyperplasia with foci of dysplasia, or even carcinoma in situ.

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