Childhood Laryngeal Tumors

Women on bed talking to child.

Tumors of the larynx are rare in children and cancerous tumors of the larynx are particularly rare. The larynx is the part of the throat between the base of the tongue and the windpipe, which contains the vocal cords. The most common childhood malignancies of the larynx are rhabdomyosarcomas. Another, even more rare, form of laryngeal cancer in children is squamous cell carcinoma.

Papillomatosis of the larynx is a condition in which benign tumors form in the tissue that lines the larynx. Papillomatosis can be caused by infection with the human papillomavirus (HPV). These tumors often come back after treatment and may become laryngeal cancer.

Childhood Laryngeal Tumors Treatment (PDQ®)

Source: National Cancer Institute