12th Ljudevit Jurak International Symposium on
Comparative Pathology
Zagreb
June 1-2, 2001
 

POSTER PRESENTATION
PRIMARY ADENOID CYSTIC CARCINOMA OF LARYNX
G. Staniæ, M. Vukeliæ, D. Šaniæ*, A. Sekelj*, H. Èupiæ**, B. Krušlin**, M. Belicza**
Department of Pathology and Forensic medicine, *Department of Otorhinolaryngology
General Hospital ”Josip Bencevic” Slavonski Brod
**”Ljudevit Jurak University Department of Pathology, Sister of Charity University of Zagreb, Croatia
A 70 -year old woman was presented to the otorhinolaryngologist with complete aphonia (lost of voice). The examination revealed edema of the larynx and a narrowed vocal cord interspace. Vocal cords were fixed in the position of resipiration. There were no ulcerations of the laryngeal mucosa. The biopsy was taken from the anterior commissure(?),  left vocal cord, and from the subglotic region. The  histologycal finding was that of adenoid cystic carcinoma. A total laryngectomy was performed together with a local lymph node dissection. The pathohystological report confirmed the diagnosis of primary adenoid cystic carcinoma of the larynx. No local lymph node metastasis were found. Three months after the surgery the patient is alive and well.
Poster Presentation