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Eur Ann Otorhinolaryngol Head Neck Dis. 2011 Sep;128(4):191-3. doi: 10.1016/j.anorl.2011.02.001. Epub 2011 May 18.

Laryngeal chondrosarcoma: report of two cases.

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  • 1D√©partement de Chirurgie, Institut Universitaire de la Face et du Cou, Centre Antoine-Lacassagne, 33, avenue de Valombrose, 06189 Nice, France.

Abstract

OBJECTIVE:

The present study describes the clinical, radiological and histological features of laryngeal chondrosarcoma, on the basis of two clinical cases, and discusses management.

CASE STUDIES:

Two male patients, aged 63 and 51 years, presented with low-grade chondrosarcoma revealed respectively by a mass in the lateral neck and by laryngeal dyspnea. CT showed a tumoral process with calcification, developed from the thyroid and cricoid cartilage, respectively. The first patient underwent partial and the second total laryngectomy.

DISCUSSION:

Chondrosarcoma is diagnosed on the basis of combined clinical, radiological and histological signs. Differential diagnosis with chondroma may be difficult, especially in grade-1 chondrosarcoma.

CONCLUSION:

Laryngeal chondrosarcoma is a rare tumor. Management is basically surgical. Prognosis is generally good, depending essentially on histologic grade.

Copyright © 2011 Elsevier Masson SAS. All rights reserved.

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