A case report of laryngeal small cell carcinoma

Document Type: Case Report

Authors

1 Assistant professor

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Abstract

following the first report of laryngeal small cell carcinoma in canada in 1972,only 82 cases of this cancer has been reported in the literature untill 2001.this cancer originates from laryngeal neuroendocrine cells.It,s clinical presentation consists of hoarseness,breathing difficulty:and cigarette smoking is the most important risk factor.this type of cancer is mostly presented after 50 years of age and in subglottic region.the diagnosis of small cell carcinoma of the larynx is essentially based on the light microscopic and immunohistochemical examinations.chemotherapy and rodiotherapy provide better reslts.this is a case report of laryngeal small cell carcinoma in a 27-year-old non-smoker,but oppium addict man.

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