The Turkish Journal of Pediatrics 2015 , Vol 57 , Num 1
Primary Laryngeal Lymphoma in a Child
Departments of 1Respiratory Endoscopy, 2Pathological Anatomy and 4Hematology and Oncology, Prof. Dr. Juan P. Garrahan Children’s Hospital, Buenos Aires, Argentina, and 3Department of Ear, Nose and Throat, University of Siena, Siena, Italy.
Malignant tumors of the larynx are very rare in children. They are often diagnosed late, since the initial symptoms are attributed to the process of larynx development or to other, more common pediatric diseases. Early visualization of the larynx with the aid of flexible or rigid fiberoptic laryngoscopy is essential in children having symptoms suggestive of laryngeal disease.

Laryngeal lymphoma in children is exceptionally unusual. The certainty of the diagnosis, which is often very difficult to achieve, is generally confirmed by a tissue biopsy. In the present work, we describe the case of a non-Hodgkin lymphoblastic T-cell lymphoma of the larynx in an eight-year-old boy. Keywords : laryngeal lymphoma, lymphoblastic lymphoma, larynx, children.

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