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A Journal on Otorhinolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery,
Plastic Reconstructive Surgery, Otoneurosurgery
Indexed/Abstracted in: EMBASE, Scopus
Otorinolaringologia 1998 March;48(1):27-30
Laryngeal metastases. A survey of the literature
Cammarota R., Succo G., Tavormina P., Bramardi F., Sartoris A.
Università degli Studi - Torino Dipartimento di Fisiopatologia Clinica I Clinica ORL
Metastatic involvement of the larynx by distant malignancies is a rare event that can occur by hematogenous or lymphogenous spread through a retrograde or anterograde route. Metastases from cutaneous melanoma, papillary adenocarcinoma of the thyroid and renal carcinoma are the most common, whereas only sporadic cases stemming from lung, prostatic gland and colon adenocarcinoma have been observed. A survey of the literature on only 146 cases reported, is made.