Laryngo-pharyngeal carcinoma in childhood

Chris Barnes, Maree Sexton, Andrew Sizeland, Karin Tiedemann, Robert G. Berkowitz, Keith Waters

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    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.

    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)83-86
    Number of pages4
    JournalInternational Journal of Pediatric Otorhinolaryngology
    Issue number1
    Publication statusPublished - 19 Oct 2001


    • Children
    • Laryngeal carcinoma
    • Laryngo-pharyngeal carcinoma


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