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Year : 2016  |  Volume : 5  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 69-72

Omentum: An unusual site for distant metastasis for post-surgery radiotherapy treated squamous cell carcinoma larynx

Department of Pathology, ESI-PGIMSR and ESIC Medical College, Kolkata, West Bengal, India

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Dr. Tamalika Kundu
Flat No. B2, Niva Park Phase 5, Sekhpara, Kolkata - 700 096, West Bengal
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DOI: 10.4103/2278-0513.172061

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Squamous cell carcinoma of the larynx is the most common histologic type, accounting for up to 90% of cancers with more predilections to spread locoregionally to the cervical lymph nodes. Distant metastasis, usually to lungs, bone, and liver is seen much less frequently, with an overall incidence of 6.5–7.3%. A case of 55-year-old male with the previous history of surgery and radiotherapy treated squamous cell carcinoma of the larynx, presenting with a chief complaint of pain abdomen is hereby reported for its unusual diagnosis of metastatic deposits of squamous cell carcinoma in the omentum. Though there are reference available for peritoneum as the distant metastatic site for hypopharyngeal carcinoma, reference for laryngeal carcinoma metastasizing to omentum were not found even with an extensive search of literature. Awareness of unusual sites of distant metastasis such as omentum must be kept in mind for treated laryngeal carcinoma patients presenting with non-specific symptoms like pain abdomen. And also, chances of involvement of unusual site of the distant metastasis increases with advanced tumor-node-metastasis stage and nodal status.

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