Histological pattern of laryngeal cancers in Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital

  • J. Opoku-Buabeng
  • O. Owusu-Afriyie


Carcinoma of the larynx is one of the commonest malignant tumours of the upper respiratory system.The main objective of this study was to highlight the histological pattern and evaluate the occurrence of theĀ  malignant tumours of the larynx. This was a retrospective study involving 146 patients aged between 36 to 77 years with an average age of 59.7 years. Patients with symptoms and signs of laryngeal tumour were studied at the Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital, Kumasi for a 10 year period from 2003 to 2012. Biopsies of suspected cases were taken and sent to the Histopathology Laboratory for histological analysis. The study revealed that there was a high occurrence of squamous cell carcinoma resulting in 92.0% of the patients. This was followed by verrucous carcinoma in 3.4% of the patients, adenocarcinoma and adenoid cystic carcinoma in 1.7% of the patients. Lastly, there was neuroendocrine carcinoma in only one patient (0.9%). This study confirmed histologically that the squamous cellĀ  carcinoma was the most frequently manifested tumour of the larynx.
How to Cite
Opoku-Buabeng, J., & Owusu-Afriyie, O. (2016). Histological pattern of laryngeal cancers in Komfo Anokye Teaching Hospital. Journal of Science and Technology, 33(3). https://doi.org/10.4314/just.v33i3.382