Laryngeal chondrosarcomas

C. A. Moran, S. Suster, D. Carter

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Abstract

Four cases of laryngeal chondrosarcoma are presented. The patients' ages ranged from 60 to 75 years; one was a man and three were women. Two of the tumors arose in the thyroid cartilage, one in the cricoid cartilage, and one in the left arytenoid cartilage. A rapid fatal course with pulmonary and cerebral metastases was observed for the tumor arising in the arytenoid cartilage that histologically corresponded to a myxoid chondrosarcoma. The other three cases corresponded to low-grade, well-differentiated chondrosarcomas of the hyaline type, and the patients were alive and free of recurrence or metastases 3 to 6 years following total and partial laryngectomy. A review of the literature on the topic and the importance of assessing histologic grade, size, and location in the evaluation of these neoplasms is discussed.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)914-917
Number of pages4
JournalArchives of Pathology and Laboratory Medicine
Volume117
Issue number9
StatePublished - 1993
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Pathology and Forensic Medicine
  • Medical Laboratory Technology

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