Composite tumor of the larynx: A Case Report

  • Madhu Rajeshwari Department of Otorhinolaryngology and Head-Neck surgery, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi, India.
  • Pirabu Sakthivel Department of Pathology, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi, India.
  • Rijendra Yogal Department of Otorhinolaryngology and Head-Neck surgery, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi, India.
  • Smriti Panda Department of Otorhinolaryngology and Head-Neck surgery, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi, India.
  • Chirom Amit Singh Department of Otorhinolaryngology and Head-Neck surgery, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi, India.
  • Deepali Jain Department of Pathology, All India Institute of Medical Sciences, New Delhi.
Keywords: combined small cell carcinoma; composite tumor; larynx; small cell carcinoma; squamous cell carcinoma.

Abstract

Composite tumor of larynx, a recently included entity in the current WHO classification, is often a difficult pathological diagnosis, especially in small biopsies. We report a case of laryngeal composite tumor, initially misdiagnosed as squamous cell carcinoma, which later turned out to be composite in nature, with associated neuroendocrine (small cell carcinoma) component. This report emphasizes the need for obtaining deeper biopsies and their thorough pathological examination to improve the diagnostic accuracy. 

Published
2020-01-31
How to Cite
Rajeshwari, M., Sakthivel, P., Yogal, R., Panda, S., Singh, C. A., & Jain, D. (2020). Composite tumor of the larynx: A Case Report. Journal of Nepal Medical Association, 58(221). https://doi.org/10.31729/jnma.4789