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Am J Otolaryngol. 2013 Sep-Oct;34(5):545-7. doi: 10.1016/j.amjoto.2013.03.005. Epub 2013 Apr 6.

Solitary fibrous tumor of the hypopharynx: case report and literature review.

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  • 1Department of Head and Neck Surgery, University of California, Los Angeles, CA 90095, USA. chrthompson@mednet.ucla.edu

Abstract

Solitary fibrous tumors are rare mesenchymal neoplasms that are increasingly being described in the head and neck. Clinical presentations may include compression by these tumors on vital surrounding structures. While malignant transformation is rare, treatment entails wide local excision. We present the case of a 74 year-old female with an increasingly enlarging symptomatic hypopharyngeal solitary fibrous tumor that was found on carotid duplex ultrasound. Transoral surgical excision resulted in relief of symptoms. Treatment options are discussed and a literature review of this uncommon disorder presented.

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