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Year : 2019  |  Volume : 2  |  Issue : 2  |  Page : 67-70

Synchronous tumors in head neck oncology: A rare case and its management

1 Department of Surgical Oncology, Gujarat Cancer Research Institute, Ahmedbad, Gujarat, India
2 Department of Head Neck Oncology, Gujarat Cancer Research Institute, Ahmedbad, Gujarat, India

Correspondence Address:
Dr. Hemish H Kania
MS Fellow Surgical Oncology, House No 29, First Floor, Santipur, Indira Gandhi Path, Near Pragjyotish College, Guwahati, Assam.
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/jco.jco_8_19

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Although double cancers in the upper aerodigestive tract mucosa are not uncommon collision tumors that are composed of a papillary thyroid carcinoma and a laryngeal giant cell tumour are rare. The term ‘synchronous tumor’ refers to the coexistence of two histologically distinct malignant tumors within the same mass. There are case reports of the Synchronous Tumour composed of papillary thyroid carcinoma with laryngeal squamous cell carcinoma. However, even isolated presentation of giant cell tumour of the larynx is very rare and only 8 cases have been reported. Giant cell tumors of the larynx (GCTL) are extremely rare benign tumors arising in the osteocartilaginous tissue of the larynx. Complete surgical resection is adequate for local control in all the reported cases. Radiation therapy and/or chemotherapy are not a necessary adjunct in the treatment of these laryngeal tumors. This paper reports the case of a 55-year-old male who presented with a synchronous tumor in the neck.

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