Skip to main content

Laryngeal Leiomyosarcoma: A Rare Case


Laryngeal leiomyosarcoma is a rare smooth muscle malignancy of the head and neck region. Diagnosis is based on immunohistochemistry. Here we present a case of laryngeal leiomyosarcoma that was diagnosed and treated in our center, focusing on the clinical features, histological diagnosis and management of this rare disease.

This is a preview of subscription content, access via your institution.

Fig. 1
Fig. 2
Fig. 3


  1. Wadhwa AK, Gallivan H, O’Hara BJ et al (2000) Leiomyosarcoma of the larynx: diagnosis aided by advances in immunohistochemical staining. Ear Nose Throat J 79:42–46

    Article  CAS  Google Scholar 

  2. Frank DI (1941) Leiomyosarcoma of the larynx. Arch Otorhinolaryngol 34:493–500

    Google Scholar 

  3. Marioni G, Staffieri C, Marino F, Staffieri A (2005) Leiomyosarcoma of the larynx: critical analysis of the diagnostic role played by immnohistochemostry. Am J Otolaryngol Head Neck Med Surg 26:201–206

    Google Scholar 

  4. Morera Serna E, Fernandez CAP, Jambrina CF, Munoz JR, Gil MAP (2007) Laryngeal leiomyosarcoma. Acta Otorrinolaringol Esp 58:445–448

    Article  Google Scholar 

  5. Skoulakis et al (2006) Laryngeal leiomyosarcoma: a case report and review of the literature. Eur Arch Otorhinolaryngol 263:929–934

    Article  Google Scholar 

  6. Mckiernan DC, Watters GWR (1995) Smooth muscle tumors of the larynx. J Laryngol Otol 109:77–79

    Article  CAS  Google Scholar 

  7. Khadivi E, Taziky MH, Jafarian AH, Sadr MN (2013) Laryngeal leiomyosarcoma: a case report and review of article. Iran J Otorhinolaryngol 24:253–257

    Google Scholar 

Download references

Author information

Authors and Affiliations


Corresponding author

Correspondence to Boon Han Kevin Ng.

Rights and permissions

Reprints and Permissions

About this article

Check for updates. Verify currency and authenticity via CrossMark

Cite this article

Ng, B.H.K., Tang, I.P., Suhashini, G. et al. Laryngeal Leiomyosarcoma: A Rare Case. Indian J Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg 71 (Suppl 1), 795–797 (2019).

Download citation

  • Received:

  • Accepted:

  • Published:

  • Issue Date:

  • DOI: