Neuroendocrine carcinoma of the larynx presenting as a primary unknown carcinoma

Kentaro Miki, Yorihisa Orita, Soichiro Nose, Misato Hirai, Yasuyuki Noyama, Shuhei Domae, Kazuo Hamaya

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Objective: The case of an 80-year-old man showing a metastatic cervical small cell neuroendocrine carcinoma is presented. Results: The primary site could not be found at first; it took 8-10 months to detect the primary lesion in the larynx. Conclusion: 18F-deoxyglucose positron emission tomography (FDG-PET) was useful to find the submucosal lesion. Despite surgical treatments and chemotherapy, the patient survived for only 21 months.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)98-102
Number of pages5
JournalAuris Nasus Larynx
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Feb 2012
Externally publishedYes


  • Larynx
  • Neuroendocrine carcinoma
  • Primary

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery
  • Otorhinolaryngology


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