Computed Tomography Findings in Cases of Carcinoma Larynx in a Tertiary Care Centre: A Descriptive Study

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Abhay Kakade
Sumit Baviskar
Sharad B. Gadgil
Akshit Dinesh Gangwal
Priti Komatwar
Sujay Saxena

Abstract

Introduction: Laryngeal cancer is one of the most common head and neck malignancies, accounting for about 20% of all cases. The association of laryngeal cancer and tobacco smoking is well-established. Aims and Objectives: To study the findings of laryngeal cancer on computed tomography. Materials and Methods: The study was conducted on 35 patients who came for CT in the Department of Radio Diagnosis at a Tertiary Health Care Centre in a period of 2 years. Results and Conclusion: Carcinoma of larynx is less common below the age of 50 years. Maximum numbers of diagnosed patients are in the age group of 60-69 years. Carcinoma of larynx is more common in males. Tobacco smoking has significant risk. Smoking and alcohol act synergistically in predisposing to cancer of larynx. Hoarseness of voice is the most common presenting complaint. Glottic cancers are more common.

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How to Cite
Kakade, A., Baviskar, S., Gadgil, S. B., Gangwal, A. D., Komatwar, P., & Saxena, S. (2020). Computed Tomography Findings in Cases of Carcinoma Larynx in a Tertiary Care Centre: A Descriptive Study. MVP Journal of Medical Sciences, 182–191. https://doi.org/10.18311/mvpjms/2020/v7i2/24513

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