LARYNX - Squamous Cell Carcinoma

Specimen consists of a hemisected larynx with a small portion of proximal trachea. There is a large tumour mass situated predominantly in the supraepiglottic region. This has infiltrated the epiglottic cartilage and extends down to infiltrate the anterior portion of the vestibular fold. The tumour obliterates the vallecula and has extended up to infiltrate the base of the tongue.
The patient, a 54-year-old male, presented with a left cervical lymphadenopathy. He was otherwise free of symptoms. Laryngeal carcinoma was noted on laryngoscopy. The patient underwent a left radical neck dissection total laryngectomy with excision of the base of the tongue. Histological examination of the specimen showed it to be a squamous cell carcinoma.