Triple primary cancers of the Larynx, lung and thyroid presenting in one patient

Farim Bin Rizal Wong Iqbal, Abdullah Sani Mohamed, Balwant Singh Gendeh, I. Aireen

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Abstract

Patients with multiple malignant primary tumours are often described, based on their chronology of presentation, as simultaneous, synchronous or metachronous tumours. Lung malignancies presenting in association with head and neck tumours are well documented while there have been small series of thyroid synchronous cancers presenting with laryngeal lesions in literature. No cases, to our knowledge, have been reported in literature of a single patient with all three laryngeal, lung and thyroid malignancies. We report one such case of a 71 year-old Chinese man who had undergone a total laryngectomy for a recurrent cancer of the larynx only to be found to have tumours of the lung and thyroid in the post-operative period and he eventually died of post-operative complications. We also discuss screening for lung and thyroid malignancies in atients with head and neck squamous cell carcinoma (SCC).

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)417-418
Number of pages2
JournalMedical Journal of Malaysia
Volume63
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - Dec 2008

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Keywords

  • Lung screening
  • Multiple tumours
  • Synchronous tumours

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Iqbal, F. B. R. W., Mohamed, A. S., Gendeh, B. S., & Aireen, I. (2008). Triple primary cancers of the Larynx, lung and thyroid presenting in one patient. Medical Journal of Malaysia, 63(5), 417-418.

Triple primary cancers of the Larynx, lung and thyroid presenting in one patient. / Iqbal, Farim Bin Rizal Wong; Mohamed, Abdullah Sani; Gendeh, Balwant Singh; Aireen, I.

In: Medical Journal of Malaysia, Vol. 63, No. 5, 12.2008, p. 417-418.

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Iqbal, FBRW, Mohamed, AS, Gendeh, BS & Aireen, I 2008, 'Triple primary cancers of the Larynx, lung and thyroid presenting in one patient', Medical Journal of Malaysia, vol. 63, no. 5, pp. 417-418.
Iqbal FBRW, Mohamed AS, Gendeh BS, Aireen I. Triple primary cancers of the Larynx, lung and thyroid presenting in one patient. Medical Journal of Malaysia. 2008 Dec;63(5):417-418.
Iqbal, Farim Bin Rizal Wong ; Mohamed, Abdullah Sani ; Gendeh, Balwant Singh ; Aireen, I. / Triple primary cancers of the Larynx, lung and thyroid presenting in one patient. In: Medical Journal of Malaysia. 2008 ; Vol. 63, No. 5. pp. 417-418.
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