Cavernous Sinus Metastasis of Laryngeal Carcinoma: A Case Report

Koseoglu S., Ikinciogullari A., Cetin M. A., Atari D., Ozcan K. M., Dere H.

WEST INDIAN MEDICAL JOURNAL, vol.69, no.5, pp.372-374, 2021 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 69 Issue: 5
  • Publication Date: 2021
  • Doi Number: 10.7727/wimj.2015.427
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus, BIOSIS, CAB Abstracts, CINAHL, EMBASE, Veterinary Science Database
  • Page Numbers: pp.372-374
  • Keywords: Brain, cavernous sinus, laryngeal neoplasms, neoplasm metastasis, SQUAMOUS-CELL CARCINOMA, DISTANT METASTASES, STEREOTAXIC RADIOSURGERY, HEAD, NECK, CANCER
  • Lokman Hekim University Affiliated: Yes


Laryngeal carcinoma can metastasize to many locations among which the neck is the most frequent. In this case report, a 53-year-old patient who was diagnosed with laryngeal carcinoma underwent total laryngectomy, total thyroidectomy and right radical neck dissection. Contralateral neck dissection was planned for 3 weeks later On the third post-operative week, the patient developed VI and VII cranial nerve paralysis. The patient was given palliative chemo-radiotherapy However, 1 year after the primary diagnosis and 3 months after the cavernous sinus metastasis, he died. Despite the fact that the metastasis of the laryngeal carcinoma to the cavernous sinus is very rare, it has a very unfavourable prognosis.