Large Lipoma of the Larynx: A Case Report

  • Mohammad Taghi Khorsandi Ashtiani Department of Otorhinolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery, Amir Alam Educational Hospital, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran.
  • Nasrin Yazdani Department of Otorhinolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery, Amir Alam Educational Hospital, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran.
  • Masoome Saeedi Department of Otorhinolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery, Amir Alam Educational Hospital, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran.
  • Amin Amali Mail Department of Otorhinolaryngology-Head & Neck Surgery, Imam Khomeini Educational Complex ,Valiasr Hospital, Tehran University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran.
Keywords:
Lipoma, Computed tomography, Esteroboscopy

Abstract

Fewer than 15% of lipomas occur in the head and neck. Lipomas of the larynx are very rare benign laryngeal tumors (0.6%). To date less than 100 case of laryngeal lipoma have been reported in the literature.Clinical manifestation include progressive horseness, dyspnea, and even dysphagia. In the direct exam smooth or pedunculated mass is seen in the larynx and sometimes if tumor is large enough a mass palpated in the neck. In the computed tomography (CT) low attenuation mass is seen. Treatment of laryngeal lipoma consists of endoscopic removal or external surgical approach depending on tumor size. The authors present a case of laryngeal lipoma that involved the true vocal cord. The following is a report of a single case of laryngeal lipoma, Including esteroboscopy, radiologic and intraoperative finding as well as review of the literature.

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Khorsandi Ashtiani MT, Yazdani N, Saeedi M, Amali A. Large Lipoma of the Larynx: A Case Report. Acta Med Iran. 48(5):353-356.
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