Laryngeal Carcinoma in a Pediatric Patient - A Case Report

Document Type: Case Report

Authors

1 Department of Otorhinolaryngology, IMS and SUM Hospital, Siksha“O”Anusandhan University (Deemed to be), K8, Kalinganagar, Bhubaneswar-751003, Odisha, India.

2 Directorate of Medical Research, IMS and SUM Hospital, Siksha“O” Anusandhan University (Deemed to be), K8, Kalinganagar, Bhubaneswar-751003, Odisha, India.

Abstract

Introduction:
 Carcinoma of the larynx is an extremely uncommon clinical entity in pediatric age. The diagnosis of the laryngeal carcinoma is often delayed due to the low index of suspicion. The factors contributing to delayed diagnosis include the similarity of its symptoms to common benign lesions of the larynx in childhood and difficult examination of the larynx in pediatric patients. The treatment of laryngeal carcinoma is still a challenge due to the lack of available guidelines among pediatric patients.
 
Case Report:
 An 11-year-old male presented with hoarseness of voice over the last 3 month and was diagnosed with laryngeal carcinoma based on the fiberoptic nasopharyngolaryngoscopy examinations and biopsy. He was treated with a complete course of radiotherapy.
 
Conclusion:
This case is reported due to the paucity of the laryngeal carcinoma cases among pediatric patients in medical literature. The obtained results will create awareness among clinician to rule out laryngeal carcinoma in pediatric patients with laryngeal symptoms, such as the hoarseness of voice which will help early diagnosis and treatment.

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