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Laryngeal Carcinoma Masquerading as Tubercular Deep Neck Abscess

Monika Sood, Sarita Negi, Ramesh K Azad

Keywords : Abscess, Cancer, Larynx, Neck, Tuberculosis

Citation Information : Sood M, Negi S, Azad RK. Laryngeal Carcinoma Masquerading as Tubercular Deep Neck Abscess. Int J Otorhinolaryngol Clin 2021; 13 (3):133-135.

DOI: 10.5005/jp-journals-10003-1396

License: CC BY-NC 4.0

Published Online: 21-04-2022

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2021; The Author(s).


Aim: A rare case presentation with important clinical lesson. Background: Laryngeal carcinoma and tuberculosis have common clinical features that can mislead the management. Deep neck abscess is rare in laryngeal cancer, while it is common in tuberculosis. Case description: A 54-year-old male presented with painful swelling in the neck with odynophagia and fever for last 20 days. Clinical examination and radiological investigations favored laryngeal tuberculosis; however, laryngoscopic biopsy found squamous cell carcinoma. Conclusion: All cases of deep neck abscess with laryngeal involvement should be subjected for direct laryngoscopic examination and biopsy to rule out any hidden malignancy.

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