Journal of Clinical Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery
The Busan, Ulsan, Gyeoungnam Branch of Korean Society of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery

두경부 우상암종의 임상양상

Chang Ki Yeo1,*
1계명대학교 의과대학 동산의료원 이비인후과학교실
1Department of Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery, School of Medicine, Keimyung University, Daegu, Korea
*교신저자: 여창기, 700-712 대구광역시 중구 동산동 194 계명대학교 의과대학 동산의료원 이비인후과학교실 전화: (053) 250-7711·전송: (053) 256-0325 E-mail:

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Received: Apr 19, 2008; Accepted: Apr 21, 2008

Published Online: May 31, 2020


Background and Objectives: Verrucous carcinoma is a well- differentiated squamous cell carcinoma with minimal cytologic atypia. Although usually curable at an early stage, it can be locally aggressive if left untreated. This study provides the clinical features and treatment outcome of verrucous carcinoma of the head and neck. Materials and Method: From 1991 through 2001, 10 patients received initial treatment for verrucous carcinoma of the head and neck at Keimyung university Dong-san hospital. We retrospectively reviewed the presentation, diagnosis, treatment and outcomes in these patients. All cases were confirmed by histologic examination. Results: All but two patients were men, and most were smokers. Tumors originated most frequently in the oral cavity (50%) and larynx (30%). The TNM classification (AJCC 2002) was Ti in 5 patients, T2 in 3 and T3 in 2. Eight patients were treated by surgical excision alone and one patient was treated by radiation after surgery. Local recurrence without neck involvement occurred in 2 of the 10 patients. The overall cumulative survival rate was 100%. Conclusion: When discovered early, verrucous carcinoma of the head and neck can be treated effectively with wide local excision with good results, it is different from classic squamous cell carcinoma. (J Clinical Otolaryngol 2008;19:79–82)

Keywords: 우상암종; 두경부
Keywords: Verrucous carcinoma; Head and neck neoplasms