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Year: 2016   |   Volume: 5   |   Issue: 1   |   Page: 73-75     View issue

Spindle cell carcinoma of the larynx: A rare case report

Binayak Baruah, Mona Sarawgi, Kailash Dubey, Ajay Gupta

Spindle cell carcinoma (SpCC) of the larynx, a subtype and a more aggressive variant of the commonly occurring squamous cell carcinoma, is a unique and rare neoplasm. It comprises of 0.6–1.5% of all laryngeal cancers. Macroscopically, it usually presents as a large pedunculated, polypoidal mass with surface ulceration. Microscopically, however, it is considered as a biphasic tumor that has surface epithelial changes (in situ to invasive carcinoma) and an underlying mesenchymal spindle shaped neoplastic proliferation. If detected early, it has a very good prognosis. We present a case of SpCC in a 70-year-old male, who presented with progressive hoarseness since 1 year. The mass was removed under videolaryngoscopic guidance and thereafter, the patient underwent cobalt 60 radiotherapy. His symptoms gradually improved, and he regained good control of his voice.

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Baruah B, Sarawgi M, Dubey K, Gupta A. Spindle cell carcinoma of the larynx: A rare case report. Clin Cancer Investig J. 2016;5(1):73-5.
Baruah, B., Sarawgi, M., Dubey, K., & Gupta, A. (2016). Spindle cell carcinoma of the larynx: A rare case report. Clinical Cancer Investigation Journal, 5(1), 73-75.

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