Small bowel metastasis from squamous cell carcinoma of the larynx. A case report

Tumori. 1993 Aug 31;79(4):286-7. doi: 10.1177/030089169307900414.


Small bowel metastases from squamous cell carcinoma of the head and neck are relatively rare and in some cases asymptomatic. In the case herein reported, small bowel metastasis from a laryngeal carcinoma caused a life-threatening complication. The surgical approach was effective in saving the patient's life. Death occurred for neck tumor progression without abdominal signs of secondary lesions. A review of the previously reported cases is provided.

Publication types

  • Case Reports
  • Review

MeSH terms

  • Carcinoma, Squamous Cell / pathology
  • Carcinoma, Squamous Cell / secondary*
  • Humans
  • Ileal Neoplasms / pathology
  • Ileal Neoplasms / secondary*
  • Laryngeal Neoplasms / pathology*
  • Male
  • Middle Aged