Larynx and hypopharynx
Squamous cell carcinoma
Transglottic squamous cell carcinoma

Author: Nat Pernick, M.D. (see Authors page)

Revised: 23 March 2018, last major update November 2013

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PubMed Search: Transglottic squamous cell carcinoma

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Definition / general
Cite this page: Pernick, N. Transglottic squamous cell carcinoma. PathologyOutlines.com website. http://www.pathologyoutlines.com/topic/larynxtransglottic.html. Accessed June 22nd, 2018.
Definition / general
  • By definition, crosses ventricle vertically and is associated with fixed vocal cord
  • Less than 5% of all cases
  • Highest incidence of nodal metastases (52%), often clinically undetected
  • Surgery should include neck dissection since metastases to cervical nodes are common, particularly for tumors > 4 cm