Laryngo-pharyngeal carcinoma is rare in children. We present two cases of squamous cell carcinoma of the laryngopharynx in children less than 15 years of age. Both patients presented with a prolonged history of symptoms and extensive disease at diagnosis. Early visualisation the vocal cords with flexible larygnoscopy is important in children presenting with symptoms suggestive of laryngeal pathology. Long-term complications of definitive local therapy for laryngopharyngeal carcinoma are important in young children. Evidence from studies in adult patients suggests that adjuvant chemotherapy may play a role in laryngeal preservation in a select group of patients.
|Number of pages||4|
|Journal||International Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology|
|Publication status||Published - 19 Oct 2001|
- Laryngeal carcinoma
- Laryngo-pharyngeal carcinoma