Patrycja Popowicz1*, Jenardhan Thiyagarajah1, Malgorzata Leszczynska2, Malgorzata Wierzbicka2 and Katarzyna Katulska3
1Department of Oncology, Poznan University of Medical Sciences, Poland
2Department of Otolaryngology, Poznan University of Medical Sciences, Poland
3Department of Radiology, Poznan University of Medical Sciences, Poland
The most common malignancy of the larynx is Squamous cell carcinoma, which accounts for more than 90% of laryngeal malignancies. This cancerous growth remains predominantly localized in the larynx, and distant metastasis is rare. A 53-year-old male chronic smoker presented with dyspnea at our department. Imaging revealed a mass on his right vocal fold, which was histopathologically confirmed as T2bN0M0 non keratinizing laryngeal squamous cell carcinoma. The tumor was resected with partial laryngectomy. Eighteen months later, a left adrenal gland tumor was identified as a metastatic lesion originating from the larynx. Subsequent surgical resection was performed while narrow band imaging ruled out tumor recurrence in the larynx.
Popowicz P, Thiyagarajah J, Leszczynska M, Wierzbicka M, Katulska K. A Rare Case of Malignant Laryngeal Squamous Cell Carcinoma Metastasizing to the Adrenal Glands. Clin Oncol. 2019; 4: 1631 .