Neuroendocrine carcinomas of the larynx include a
range of rare tumors which have variable biologic
behavior, affecting treatment and prognosis. Among
these, typical carcinoid tumors are the least common
type. Prognosis of typical carcinoid tumor is better
than atypical carcinoid tumor and small cell carcinoma
of the larynx. Conservation surgery is the preferred
treatment modality. Transoral CO2 laser surgery
can be a good alternative for appropriate cases
because of the functional results and less morbidity.
In this article, a 71-year-old female presented with
complaints of feeling a mass during swallowing.
Fiberoptic examination of the larynx revealed a mass
located on the right aryepiglottic fold and biopsy
revealed the tumor as a typical carcinoid tumor. We
describe CO2 laser excision of a typical carcinoid
tumor of the larynx in this case report.
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