Am J Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg | Volume 5, Issue 8 | Case Report | Open Access

Metastasis of Papillary Thyroid Carcinoma to Larynx: A Rare Case Report

Matin MA*, Islam MS and Razzak MA

Department of ENT & Head Neck Surgery, Shaheed Suhrawardy Medical College & Hospital, Bangladesh

*Correspondance to: Matin MA 

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Introduction: Papillary thyroid carcinoma has lymphatic metastases to regional lymph nodes which is very common but lymphatic or vascular metastases to larynx is extremely rare although direct infiltration to larynx, trachea and esophagus is well recognized. Case Report: A 65 year old male presented with progressive hoarseness of voice for 4 months without any sore throat, dysphagia, stridor or neck lump. Indirect and fibreoptic laryngoscopy revealed a fleshy smooth lesion in left vocal cord with mobile left cord. Micro-laryngoscopy and excision of the whole lesion was done and histopathology report revealed papillary thyroid carcinoma. Conclusion: Papillary thyroid carcinoma commonly spreads through lymphatic’s to regional lymph nodes and vascular spread is uncommon to bones, brain, lungs and soft tissue. Extra nodal metastases usually require total thyroidectomy with radioiodine ablation


Papillary thyroid carcinoma; Metastasis; Larynx


Matin MA, Islam MS, Razzak MA. Metastasis of Papillary Thyroid Carcinoma to Larynx: A Rare Case Report. Am J Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2022; 5(8): 1203.

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