Squamous cell carcinoma larynx presenting as idiopathic thrombocytopenic

Bekur, Ragini and Acharya, Raviraja and Dias, Lorraine Simone and Pai, Kanthilatha and Belurkar, Sushma V (2015) Squamous cell carcinoma larynx presenting as idiopathic thrombocytopenic. The Journal of Clinical and Scientific Research, 4 (1). pp. 53-57. ISSN 2277-5706

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Association of immune thrombocytpenic purpura with solid malignancy as paraneoplastic manifestation has been reported earlier mainly with lymphoma and breast cancer. We report the case of a patient with squamous cell carcinoma of the larynx presenting with idiopathic thombocytopenic purpura (ITP). A 67-year-old lady presented with multiple ecchymotic patches and petechiae all over the body and bleeding from oral cavity was found to have severe thrombocytopenia diagnosed as ITP with bone marrow evidence of peripheral destruction without infiltration of bone marrow. Five months later she was diagnosed to have squamous cell carcinoma of larynx. Platelet count improved after splenectomy.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Immune thrombocytopenic purpura; splenectomy; squamous cell carcinoma larynx; paraneoplastic syndromes.
Subjects: Medicine > KMC Manipal > Medicine
Medicine > KMC Manipal > Pathology
Depositing User: KMC Manipal
Date Deposited: 18 Apr 2015 10:22
Last Modified: 18 Apr 2015 10:22
URI: http://eprints.manipal.edu/id/eprint/142476

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