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Skin metastasis: an unusual localization from laryngeal carcinoma [Tr-ENT]
Tr-ENT. 2004; 12(2): 103-106

Skin metastasis: an unusual localization from laryngeal carcinoma

Ömer Aydın1, Emre Üstündağ, Zerrin Boyacı, Bahar Müezzinoğlu

Skin metastasis from laryngeal carcinoma is rare
and indicates a poor prognosis. A case of laryngeal
carcinoma with unusual metastasis to the skin of the
hand is reported. The patient had undergone total
laryngectomy, left radical neck dissection and right
functional neck dissection. After the operation, the
patient received radiotherapy. On the postoperative
18th month, a mass on the left hand was observed.
It was found to be a metastatic tumor from laryngeal
carcinoma, histopathologically as well as immunohistochemically.
Metastatic potential in malignant
neoplasm is generally correlated with reduced cellular
adhesiveness. We investigated the expression of
the vascular endothelial growth factor (VEGF),
matrix metalloproteinase-9 (MMP-9), E-cadherin.
Interestingly the immunohistochemical expression
characteristics of such an aggressive tumor are not
positive.

Keywords: Carcinoma; squamous cell/pathology; laryngealneoplasms/pathology; neoplasm metastasis; skinneoplasms/pathology/secondary.

Cilt metastazı: Larenks karsinomundan kaynaklananan nadir bir lokalizasyon

Ömer Aydın1, Emre Üstündağ, Zerrin Boyacı, Bahar Müezzinoğlu

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Anahtar Kelimeler: Karsinom; yassı epitel hücreli/patoloji;larengeal neoplaziler/patoloji; neoplasm metastazı; ciltneoplazileri/patoloji/ikincil.

Ömer Aydın, Emre Üstündağ, Zerrin Boyacı, Bahar Müezzinoğlu. Skin metastasis: an unusual localization from laryngeal carcinoma. Tr-ENT. 2004; 12(2): 103-106

Corresponding Author: Ömer Aydın
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