Basaloid Squamous Cell Carcinoma: An Unusual Ball-Valve Laryngeal Obstruction

Tan, Sien Hui and Hindi, Khalid and Chandran, Patricia Ann and Chong, Aun Wee (2015) Basaloid Squamous Cell Carcinoma: An Unusual Ball-Valve Laryngeal Obstruction. Iranian Journal of Otorhinolaryngology, 27 (3). pp. 243-246.

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Introduction: A rare case of basaloid squamous cell carcinoma (BSCC) of the larynx, which has not been previously reported, is described. Case Report: A 60-year-old man was presented to the Otolaryngology Department with progressive dyspnoea and dysphagia to solids for over a period of 1 week. Direct laryngoscopy revealed a tumour at the laryngeal aspect of the epiglottis, which prolapsed into the laryngeal inlet each time the patient inspired. This resulted in an inspiratory stridor despite adequate glottic opening and normal mobility of the vocal cords. Conclusion: Therefore, in cases where a ball-valve lesion causes intermittent life-threatening airway obstruction, BSCC of the larynx, though rare, must be considered as a differential diagnosis.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: WV Otolaryngology
Divisions: Journals > Iranian J Otorhinolaryngology
Depositing User: ijo ijo
Date Deposited: 27 Sep 2017 14:43
Last Modified: 27 Sep 2017 14:43

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