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Carcinoma Larynx in Children

Chaturvedi Pankaj, Chaukar Devendra, Pai Prathamesh, Julaha Manish, Pantvaidya Gauri D'Cruz Anil

Citation Information : Pankaj C, Devendra C, Prathamesh P, Manish J, Anil PG. Carcinoma Larynx in Children. Int J Head Neck Surg 2010; 1 (1):49-51.

DOI: 10.5005/jp-journals-10001-1010

Published Online: 01-08-2011

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2010; The Author(s).


Carcinoma of the larynx is uncommon in children 15 years of age or younger. Because of low index of suspicion, the diagnosis of childhood laryngeal carcinoma is often delayed. Other factors contributing to its delayed diagnosis are the similarity of its early symptoms to those of other benign, common childhood conditions and the relative difficulty encountered during pediatric laryngeal examination. Treatment of pediatric laryngeal cancers is challenging, because no guidelines are available.

We believe that every single case of childhood laryngeal cancer should be reported, because of paucity of literature on this childhood entity, it is limited only to case reports and reviews. This makes treatment options and outcomes difficult to interpret.

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