A rare case of laryngeal myxoma

Koichi Tsunoda, Kenji Nosaka, Masabumi Housi, Emi Murano, Mlchiro Ishikawa, Yoshihiko Imamura

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We report a rare case of laryngeal myxoma in a 57-year-old Japanese man. Except for a five-year history of gradually progressive hoarseness, he had been in good health. Video-stroboscopic examination revealed a solid mass in the anterior third of the right vocal fold. Phonosurgery performed with a microscope showed that the mass was encapsulated and located between the epithelium and vocal fold ligaments of the right vocal fold. This hard, elastic mass which measured 7 mm in diameter, was diagnosed as a myxoma. Only three cases of myxoma of the larynx have been reported in the English literature, with only one other case involving the vocal fold.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)271-273
Number of pages3
JournalJournal of Laryngology and Otology
Issue number3
StatePublished - 1997
Externally publishedYes


  • Hoarseness
  • Laryugeal neoplasms
  • Myxoma
  • Vocal fold

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Otorhinolaryngology


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