CARCINOMA of the larynx is considered a tumor "killing on the spot."4 Metastasis from this neoplasm to other viscera is rare.* In order of their incidence, there are metastases to the lymph nodes, airborne implants along the respiratory tract and pharyngoesophagus, and blood-borne metastasis, which is the most unusual.†
This is a case report of a patient who died as the result of an obstruction of the transverse colon secondary to metastasis of a squamous cell carcinoma of the larynx.
REPORT OF A CASE
A 76-year-old man was admitted to Presbyterian Hospital, Denver, on Oct. 9, 1949. He complained of generalized abdominal pain, vomiting, and abdominal distention.Eight months before he was admitted to the hospital on this occasion, his record showed, he had had a laryngectomy for carcinoma of the larynx, which had been symptomatic for two years. Convalescing uneventfully from this laryngectomy, he had adjusted to his
SAWYER KC, PAPAYANNOPOULOS GJ, McCLURE HE. LARGE BOWEL OBSTRUCTION CAUSED BY METASTATIC CARCINOMA ORIGINATING IN THE LARYNXReport of a Case and Review of the Literature. AMA Arch Surg. 1954;68(1):126-130. doi:10.1001/archsurg.1954.01260050128017