Squamous cell carcinoma of the larynxGo to external page http://www.orpha.net/ORDO/Orphanet_494550
A rare head and neck tumor characterized by a malignant epithelial neoplasm with evidence of squamous differentiation, most commonly located in the supraglottis or glottis. The tumor can spread directly to adjacent structures or metastasize via lymphatic and blood vessels to regional lymph nodes, or lung, liver, and bones, respectively. Primary risk factors are tobacco smoking and (to a lesser extent) alcohol consumption. Patients may present with hoarseness, dyspnea, stridor, dysphagia, hemoptysis, or odynophagia.
- part_of some Rare otorhinolaryngologic tumor
- has_age_of_onset some adolescent
- has_age_of_onset some elderly
- has_age_of_onset some childhood
- has_age_of_onset some adult
- has_annual_incidence_range some 1-9 / 100 000 and present_in some Europe and has_annual_incidence_average_value value 4.61