The specimen shows the upper trachea, the area of the vocal cords, and the epiglottis. Arising in
the larynx there is a carcinoma some 2.0 cm across which is involving the vocal cord. The tumour
extended across the gland to involve the left pharangeal sinus.
This man presented at the age of 57 with a history of hoarseness for 4-6 months. He was
a heavy smoker. Examination showed the lesion and a biopsy showed it to be a well-differentiated
squamous cell carcinoma.