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Laryngeal paraganglioma in an irradiated neck.
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PMID:  22643318     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
Objective:We present the first reported case of a paraganglioma of the larynx occurring concurrently with squamous cell carcinoma in an irradiated neck.Method:We present a case report and a literature review of paraganglioma of the larynx.Case report:A 78-year-old woman was found to have a mass on the laryngeal surface of the epiglottis and non-functioning larynx, four months after radical radiotherapy for biopsy-proven squamous cell carcinoma. Repeated positron emission tomography computed tomography was highly suggestive of residual malignancy. Given these findings, and the fact that the patient was aspirating, she was treated with total laryngectomy, and was found to have a paraganglioma of the larynx.Conclusion:This is the first report of such a case. Its importance is three-fold in that it demonstrates: the coexistence of paraganglioma and squamous cell carcinoma; the difficulties that can be encountered in the diagnosis; and the use of radiotherapy in the treatment of paraganglioma.
T A Pham; R De Freitas; G Young; A Safdar
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Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2012-5-29
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Journal of laryngology and otology     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1748-5460     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:  2012 May 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-5-30     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8706896     Medline TA:  J Laryngol Otol     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  1-4     Citation Subset:  -    
Department of Otorhinolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery, Monash Medical Centre, Victoria, Australia.
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