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Eur Arch Otorhinolaryngol. 2010 Jun;267(6):991-4. doi: 10.1007/s00405-010-1234-y. Epub 2010 Apr 10.

Laryngeal dedifferentiated liposarcoma.

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  • 1Head and Neck Surgery Department, CHU Montpellier, Montpellier, France. m-makeieff@chu-montpellier.fr

Abstract

BACKGROUND:

Soft tissue liposarcomas are quite common in the adult population, whereas liposarcoma of the larynx is exceedingly rare.

METHODS:

We describe an exceptional case of liposarcoma of the posterior aspect of the left arytenoid in a 62-year-old woman who was treated with two endoscopic excisions and adjuvant radiotherapy (RT). This is the 32nd case of laryngeal liposarcoma reported in the English literature.

RESULTS:

After a 20 months follow-up, no local, regional recurrences or distant metastases were detected, and no functional complications are described for the patient.

CONCLUSION:

This case report highlights that endoscopic surgical treatment enables excellent organ and functional preservation. However, recurrence of laryngeal liposarcoma is the principal risk, so extended follow-up is essential. RT has no defined role in treatment but can be discussed, especially considering the surgical margins and recurrence status.

PMID:
20383516
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