A case of laryngeal cancer associated with dermatomyositis

  • Takeshi Kusunoki | ttkusunoki001@aol.com Department of Otorhinolaryngology, Juntendo University of Medicine, Shizuoka Hospital, Shizuoka, Japan.
  • Hirotomo Homma Department of Otorhinolaryngology, Juntendo University of Medicine, Shizuoka Hospital, Shizuoka, Japan.
  • Yoshinobu Kidokoro Department of Otorhinolaryngology, Juntendo University of Medicine, Shizuoka Hospital, Shizuoka, Japan.
  • Aya Yanai Department of Otorhinolaryngology, Juntendo University of Medicine, Shizuoka Hospital, Shizuoka, Japan.
  • Katsuhisa Ikeda Department of Otorhinolaryngology, Juntendo University of Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, Shizuoka, Japan.
  • Ryo Wada Department of Pathology, Juntendo University of Medicine, Shizuoka Hospital, Shizuoka, Japan.

Abstract

We experienced a rare case of laryngeal cancer associated with dermatomyositis. The patient was a 63-year-old male and Japanese. He was admitted to our department of Otorhinolaryngology with dysphagia for a day as a chief complaint. He became aware of hoarseness with bloody sputum and then face edema with redness a half year before. At first physical examination, he had bilateral eyelid edema with erythema, finger edema with keratinizing erythema and limb extensor erythema. Serous creatine phosphokinase was 850 IU/mL (normal range: 40-200 IU/mL). Later, he was referred to the rheumatology department and was diagnosed as having dermatomyositis. Fiberscopic examination revealed laryngeal cancer with left laryngeal palsy. We gave priority to the laryngeal treatment. As a result, the symptoms of dermatomyositis were improved.

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Published
2015-12-22
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Keywords:
Dermatomyositis, laryngeal cancer, serous creatine phosphokinase.
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Kusunoki, T., Homma, H., Kidokoro, Y., Yanai, A., Ikeda, K., & Wada, R. (2015). A case of laryngeal cancer associated with dermatomyositis. Clinics and Practice, 5(4). https://doi.org/10.4081/cp.2015.818

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