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March 1978

Oat-Cell Carcinoma of the Larynx

Author Affiliations

From the Departments of Pathology (Drs Kyriakos and DeSchryver-Kecskemeti) and Otolaryngology (Dr Berlin), Washington University School of Medicine, St Louis.

Arch Otolaryngol. 1978;104(3):168-176. doi:10.1001/archotol.1978.00790030054014

• The diagnoses of three cases of laryngeal oat-cell carcinoma were confirmed by electron microscopy. As in pulmonary oat-cell carcinoma, the prognosis in these cases is poor; of our three cases and the previously reported cases of this tumor type in the larynx, all but one of the patients, for whom there is adequate follow-up information, have died of widespread metastases. Aggressive radiation therapy and systemic chemotherapy appear indicated if improved survival is to be achieved.

(Arch Otolaryngol 104:168-176, 1978)

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