Case Report

Oncocytic papillary cystadenoma of right laryngeal ventricle

Tomasz Ścięgosz*, Renata Kwiatek, Izabela El-Hassanieh and Piotr Ziółkowski

Published: 30 April, 2021 | Volume 5 - Issue 1 | Pages: 012-013

A case of oncocytic papillary cystadenoma in a 72-year old woman, a rare tumor of laryngeal seromucinous glands of unclear nature is presented. The patient had a history of chronic inflammation of laryngeal mucosa and both her age and tumor location were typical. The lesion was resected transorally without complications. Histological findings are shown in the present study. The controversial status of oncocytic papillary cystadenoma as either a true neoplasm or a combination of metaplastic and hyperplastic changes, its resemblance to Warthin’s tumor and optimal approach to treatment are discussed.

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Larynx; Benign tumors; Oncocytic papillary cystadenoma


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