The inside of the larynx is lined by thin, flat cells called ‘squamous cells’. Most of the laryngeal cancers form in these cells. A diagnosis of laryngeal cancer is typically entertained in an individual with a prominent smoking history and the complaint of a prolonged hoarse voice.
What is Larynx - Be it melody, cacophony or a whisper, all goes to the credit of the larynx; commonly called the ‘voice box.’ The larynx is lodged just beneath the pharynx (throat) in the neck. It houses the vocal cords, which vibrate and produce sound by manipulating the air that strikes them. This sound echoes through the pharynx, mouth and nose to emerge as our voice.
- Production of sound: As described above
- Maintain the airway patency
- Protect the wind pipe while swallowing: When you swallow, the epiglottis (which is flap) covers the opening of larynx and prevents the food from entering lungs
- Supraglottis: It is the upper part of the larynx above the vocal cords and includes the epiglottis
- Glottis: It is the middle part that lodges the vocal cords
- Subglottis: It is the lower part of the larynx that lies between the vocal cords and the wind pipe (trachea)
Latest Publications and Research on Laryngeal CancerAnalyzing excess mortality from cancer among individuals with mental illness. - Published by PubMed
Total Thyroidectomy for Multinodular Goiter. Possibility of Implementation in a District Hospital. - Published by PubMed
Salvage Laryngectomy in Patients with Recurrent Laryngeal Cancer in the Setting of Nonoperative Treatment Failure. - Published by PubMed
New technologies in thyroid cancer surgery. - Published by PubMed
Helicobacter pylori infection in laryngeal diseases. - Published by PubMed