Ackerman's tumour is:
|C||Squamous cell carcinoma|
Ackerman's tumour is a distinct variant of well-differentiated squamous cell carcinoma.
• Ackerman's tumour is a distinct variant of well-differentiated see that may develop in any mucosal surface in the upper respiratory and digestive tract.
• It is also called as verrucous carcinoma
a. Most verrucous carcinoma are reported within the oral cavity but they make up 1-2% of malignant laryngeal tumour within the larynx.
b. Verrucous carcinomas occur mainly in the elderly patients.
c. Verrucous carcinomas may be multifocal and warty in their appearances.
• The pushing infiltrating margins are characteristic of verrucous carcinomas.
• Lymphatic spread is rare.
Risk Factors for Verrucous Carcinoma
• Frequent use of tobacco (MC)
• HPV infection?
• Well-differentiated, keratinizing epithelium, with few mitotic figures and no cellular atypia.
• Surgery is the treatment of choice.