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Year : 2019  |  Volume : 18  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 51-53

Metachronous cancer of the nasal cavity after totally cured larynx squamous cell carcinoma

1 Department of ENT, Kartal Dr. Lutfi Kirdar Education and Research Hospital, Istanbul, Turkey
2 Department of ENT, Etimesgut State Hospital, Ankara, Turkey

Correspondence Address:
Mehmet Gökhan Demir
Umit Mah. Meksika Cad. Defne 9 Sit. No: 1/21 Cankaya, Ankara
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/MJ.MJ_31_18

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Head-and-neck region tumors are mostly seen on the larynx. The risk factors of this region may increase the secondary tumors. Nasal squamous cell carcinoma (SCC) can be detected after larynx SCCs, a second primary tumor. Second primary tumors are difficult to manage. Total rhinectomy is the choice of treatment modality, but rehabilitation is necessary. We present a secondary nasal SCC treated with total rhinectomy. A 67-year-old patient, who was treated for larynx SCC by total laryngectomy 3 years ago, was admitted to the outpatient clinic with a complaint of nasal swelling and pain. The patient was diagnosed as nasal SCC. Total rhinectomy was performed, and silicon nasal prosthesis was applied after 3 months of surgery. Total rhinectomy can be rehabilitated via silicon nasal prosthesis. This was cost-effective, safe, less time-consuming, and functional. Using prosthesis has given us better chance to detect recurrences. We encourage surgeons to use prosthesis for rehabilitation.

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