Neck Cellulitis an Unusual Presentation of Laryngeal Carcinoma: A Case Report

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B. Mas Ayu
S. H. Tan
A. B. Zulkiflee
G. Sakina


Laryngeal carcinoma is a common malignancy most commonly presented with hoarseness and impending airway obstruction. However, the diagnosis of laryngeal carcinoma with presentation of neck cellulitis is a rare presentation.

Here we report a case of 78 years old man with history of painful left neck swelling extending to the left chest which was initially treated as extensive left neck abscess extending to the left chest wall. A diagnosis of laryngeal carcinoma was made following incision and drainage of the left neck swelling and biopsy of the abnormal tracheal cartilage which revealed squamous cell carcinoma.

Here we reported an uncommon presentation of laryngeal carcinoma.

Laryngeal carcinoma, neck swelling, neck abscess, neck cellulitis

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Ayu, B. M., Tan, S. H., Zulkiflee, A. B., & Sakina, G. (2020). Neck Cellulitis an Unusual Presentation of Laryngeal Carcinoma: A Case Report. Asian Journal of Case Reports in Surgery, 4(3), 1-5. Retrieved from
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