Warthin's tumor of the larynx: a very rare case and systematic review of the literature

Nisa Hernandez, Lluis; Landis, Basile Nicolas; Salmina, Cinzia; Ailianou, Angeliki; Karamitopoulou, Evanthia; Giger, Roland (2015). Warthin's tumor of the larynx: a very rare case and systematic review of the literature. Journal of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Surgery, 44(16), p. 16. BioMed Central 10.1186/s40463-015-0067-5

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BACKGROUND Warthin's tumor or cystadenolymphoma (CAL) is a benign salivary gland tumor occurring almost exclusively in the parotid gland. CALs of other locations are rare. CASE PRESENTATION We report a laryngeal CAL detected in a positron emission tomography/computed tomography (PET/CT) performed for breast cancer follow-up. The tumor was successfully treated by transoral surgery. DISCUSSION Only 14 cases of laryngeal CAL are reported worldwide. These cases confirmed our experience of an uncomplicated and mostly successful transoral resection. CONCLUSION CALs of the larynx are very rare. They are characterized by hypermetabolism in PET/CT. The increasing use of PET/CT investigations in cancer patients could give rise to more incidental findings of CALs at unusual locations such as the larynx.

Item Type:

Journal Article (Original Article)

Division/Institute:

04 Faculty of Medicine > Service Sector > Institute of Pathology
04 Faculty of Medicine > Department of Head Organs and Neurology (DKNS) > Clinic of Ear, Nose and Throat Disorders (ENT)
04 Faculty of Medicine > Department of Haematology, Oncology, Infectious Diseases, Laboratory Medicine and Hospital Pharmacy (DOLS) > Clinic of Radiation Oncology

UniBE Contributor:

Nisa Hernandez, Lluis; Landis, Basile Nicolas; Salmina, Cinzia; Karamitopoulou, Evanthia and Giger, Roland

Subjects:

500 Science > 570 Life sciences; biology
600 Technology > 610 Medicine & health

ISSN:

1916-0216

Publisher:

BioMed Central

Language:

English

Submitter:

Beatrice Scheidegger

Date Deposited:

07 Apr 2016 11:54

Last Modified:

15 Jan 2017 02:03

Publisher DOI:

10.1186/s40463-015-0067-5

PubMed ID:

25964051

BORIS DOI:

10.7892/boris.75353

URI:

https://boris.unibe.ch/id/eprint/75353

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