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The Korean Journal of Pathology 2008;42(5): 306-307.
Myxoma of the Larynx Presenting As a Nodule.
Young Soo Song, Si Hyong Jang, Kyueng Whan Min, Woong Na, Se Min Jang, Young Jin Jun, Seung Sam Paik
Department of Pathology, College of Medicine, Hanyang University, Seoul, Korea. sspaik@hanyang.ac.kr
We describe herein a rare case of a laryngeal myxoma presenting as a nodule. Laryngeal myxomas involving the neck region, especially the laryngeal area, are quite rare. A 36-year-old male patient presented with a 2 month history of hoarseness. On laryngoscopic examination, there was a myxoid homogeneous transparent mass on the right vocal cord. On microscopic examination, the lesion was hypocellular and myxoid. The lesion showed stellate or spindle cells which were evenly dispersed in the poorly vascularized myxoid stroma. Although the incidence is extremely rare, a laryngeal myxoma should be considered in the differential diagnosis of laryngeal masses.
Key Words: Larynx; Myxoma; Polyp