Intestinal-type adenocarcinoma of the larynx: Report of a rare aggressive phenotype and discussion of histogenesis HEAD AND NECK-JOURNAL FOR THE SCIENCES AND SPECIALTIES OF THE HEAD AND NECK Bell, D., Holsinger, F. C., Ordonez, N., El-Naggar, A. K. 2014; 36 (5): E44-E47


Primary laryngeal adenocarcinomas are uncommon and typically of salivary or seromucinous glands origin. Similarly, metastatic adenocarcinoma, including intestinal origin to the larynx, is a rare occurrence.We present a case of a 63-year-old woman with odynophagia and an epiglottic mass of 2 months' duration. Physical examination revealed a large mass involving the entire epiglottis with extension to the preepiglottic space anteriorly and to the right lateral wall of the oropharyngeal/hypopharyngeal junction.Induction chemotherapy was initiated, and, after 4 cycles with no noticeable response, the patient underwent total laryngectomy and bilateral levels II to IV neck dissection. The final pathology diagnosis was primary intestinal-type adenocarcinoma of the larynx.We present a primary high-stage intestinal-type adenocarcinoma of the larynx and discuss its putative origin and the clinicopathologic characteristics.

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