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Diagnostic and Therapeutic Endoscopy
Volume 3 (1997), Issue 4, Pages 249-254

Verrucous Carcinoma of the Larynx Presenting as a Hairy Whitish Tumor

1Department of Otolaryngology, Tokyo Metropolitan Ohtsuka Hospital, 2-8-1, Minamiohtsuka, Toshima-ku, Tokyo 170, Japan
2Department of Otolaryngology, Keio University School of Medicine, 35 Shinanomachi, Shinjuku-ku, Tokyo 160, Japan
3Department of Otolaryngology, Juntendo University School of Medicine, 2-1-1, Hongo, Bunkyo-ku, Tokyo 113, Japan

Received 27 August 1996; Accepted 19 November 1996

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A patient was encountered with verrucous carcinoma of the larynx that presented as a hairy whitish tumor. There was a recurrence because simple excision with forceps by endolaryngeal microsurgery was performed in the first operation. However, in the second operation endolaryngeal microscopic laser surgery using a direct laryngoscope was performed and followed by adjuvant chemotherapy with oral UFT, a combination of uracil and tegafur in a molar ratio of 4:1. The patient’s course has been favorable to date. The case is reported in this paper and discussed from the viewpoint of diagnosis and treatment of this neoplasm.