Age and sex distribution

Laryngeal metastases increase with age (median 58 years, range 24-83 years) and are more common in males by a ratio of 2:1 {160,741}.

Fig. 3.72 Adenocarcinoma of the colon metastatic to the larynx. Note the involvement of both soft tissue and the inferior border of the thyroid cartilage.
Table 3.7 Site of origin of 120 tumours metastatic to larynx*

Site

Frequency (%)

Skin (melanoma)

39.1%

Kidney

13.3%

Breast

9.2%

Lung

7.5%

Prostate

6.7%

Colon

3.3%

Stomach

2.5%

Miscellaneous

18.4%

*Data based on reference {741}

Table 3.8 Site of origin of 12 tumours metastatic to

trachea*

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