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Year : 2018  |  Volume : 34  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 363-365

A rare case of laryngeal carcinoma in pregnancy

1 Department of Otorhinolaryngology, Universiti Malaya, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
2 Department of Otorhinolaryngology, Universiti Sultan Zainal Abidin, Kuala Terengganu, Malaysia

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Hui Mon Teh
Department of Otorhinolaryngology, Pusat Perubatan Universiti Malaya, Lembah Pantai, Kuala Lumpur 59100
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/ejo.ejo_10_18

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Cancer in pregnancy is uncommon. The ethical problem of managing head and neck cancer in pregnancy has always been a common issue to ensure the mother and fetal well-being. Choices for the diagnostic and treatment modalities are crucial to ensure optimal outcome for the mother as well as to preserve fetal vitality. Best clinical decision for the pregnant patient should be made through a multidisciplinary approach. We are reporting a case of a 24-year-old female patient who presented with stridor owing to supraglottic squamous cell carcinoma at 13 weeks of gestation. She underwent tracheostomy as an emergency procedure and later had tumor excision using carbon dioxide laser at 15 weeks of gestation. She was subsequently decannulated off tracheostomy and later underwent normal vaginal delivery at term and had no recurrence within 2-year follow-up.

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