Laryngeal Chondrosarcoma Arising From Cricoid Cartilage: A Case Report
Laryngeal chondrosarcoma is a rare tumor that involves head and neck region such as larynx in rare cases. This malignant tumor usually grows quite slowly. The patient may experience symptoms for several years before a diagnosis is made. The diagnosis is achieved by clinical, radiological and pathological features. Management is basically surgical. Prognosis is generally good, depending basically on histologic grade. Herein, we report a case of laryngeal chondrosarcoma presented with hoarseness. Spiral CT scan demonstrated an expansile mass with calcification originating from cricoid cartilage. The patient underwent surgery for open excisional biopsy, and postoperative histopathologic evaluations confirmed "laryngeal chondrosarcoma" as definite diagnosis. The patient denied total laryngectomy for complete removal of the tumor. Six months follow up showed no more growth.
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