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Laryngeal Neoplasms

  • Robert Hermans
Part of the Medical Radiology book series (MEDRAD)

Abstract

Most laryngeal neoplasms are squamous cell cancers, and the larynx is a relative frequent site of head and neck malignancy. Although most laryngeal cancers are detected clinically, and their superficial extent can be well evaluated by endoscopic examination, imaging is required to evaluate the frequent submucosal spread of these tumors. Accurate staging of laryngeal cancer requires imaging, and the radiological findings affect tumor staging and treatment choice. This chapter reviews the normal anatomy of the larynx, and focuses on the imaging findings in laryngeal squamous cell cancer, both before and after treatment. The prognostic value of imaging-derived parameters is explained. The radiological findings in less common laryngeal tumor types are also reviewed.

Keywords

Laryngeal Cancer Adenoid Cystic Carcinoma Anterior Commissure Thyroid Cartilage Total Laryngectomy 
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  1. 1.Department of RadiologyUniversity HospitalsLeuvenBelgium

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