DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.18203/2394-6040.ijcmph20183611

Case report of atypical carcinoid tumors of the larynx

Fatimah S. Alkhaliah, Ibrahim A. Almajed, Anwar S. Alkhalifah, Abdulltaif S. Alkhalifah, Khalid A. AlYahya, Alya Almutairy

Abstract


Neuroendocrine tumors (NET) of the larynx are considered one of the rare disease; they represent only 1% of the laryngeal tumors. These tumors are very aggressive with a high rate of metastases. Diagnosis is done by computed tomography and confirmed by histopathological examination. Neuroendocrine tumors can be classified into four types based on histopathology: typical carcinoid tumors, atypical carcinoid tumors, small cell neuroendocrine tumors and paragangliomas. Atypical carcinoid tumor of the larynx is considered rare in occurrence. We report a rare laryngeal neuroendocrine tumor case.


Keywords


Carcinoid, Atypical, Larynx

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