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December 1987

Adenocarcinoma of the Epiglottis: Report of a Case and Review of the Literature

Author Affiliations

From the Departments of Otolaryngology (Drs Bloom, Zikk, and Shanon) and Pathology (Dr Behar), Tel Aviv (Israel) Medical Center, Ichilov Hospital, Sackler School of Medicine, University of Tel Aviv.

Arch Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 1987;113(12):1330-1333. doi:10.1001/archotol.1987.01860120076012

• The larynx is rarely the site of an adenocarcinoma. About 60 patients were described in the literature, and the epiglottis was primarily involved in only three. We studied a fourth case in a 77-year-old man. Adenocarcinoma of the larynx is a highly lethal neoplasm that tends to spread to both regional lymph nodes and distant sites. Despite radical surgical measures, the cure rate is low.

(Arch Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg 1987;113:1330-1333)

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