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Case Reports in Otolaryngology
Volume 2014, Article ID 671902, 3 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2014/671902
Case Report

Partial Laryngectomy with Cricoid Reconstruction: Thyroid Carcinoma Invading the Larynx

1Department of Otolaryngology, Ege University School of Medicine, Bornova, 35100 Izmir, Turkey
2Department of General Surgery, Ege University School of Medicine, Bornova, 35100 Izmir, Turkey

Received 2 December 2013; Accepted 6 January 2014; Published 10 February 2014

Academic Editors: J. I. De Diego, R. Mora, and K. Morshed

Copyright © 2014 Kerem Ozturk et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

Abstract

Laryngotracheal invasion worsens the prognosis of thyroid cancer and the surgical approach for laryngotracheal invasion is controversial. In this paper, partial full-thickness excision of the cricoid cartilage with supracricoid laryngectomy and reconstruction of existing defect with thyroid cartilage are explained in a patient with papillary thyroid carcinoma invading the thyroid cartilage and cricoid cartilage without intraluminal invasion. Surgical indication should not be established by the site of involvement in thyroid carcinomas invading the larynx, as in primary cancers of the larynx. We think that partial laryngectomy according to the involvement site and the appropriate reconstruction techniques should be used for thyroid cancer invading the larynx.