Laryngeal Myxoma: A Case Report and Review of the Literature

Abstract

Myxomas are a rare benign neoplasm of uncertain mesenchymal cell origin, typically involving the heart. Laryngeal myxomas are uncommon, and are usually misdiagnosed as laryngeal polyp. To the best of our knowledge, there are only nine reported cases in the English literature. We report a case of a laryngeal myxoma presenting clinically as a left vocal cord polyp in a 77 year old male, and review the literature related to this rare entity.

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The authors thank Jill M. Kramer, DDS, PhD of SUNY at Buffalo and Claudine Alexis MBA, MS at Department of Pathology Hofstra North Shore-LIJ School of Medicine for critical reading of this manuscript.

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Ritchie, A., Youngerman, J., Fantasia, J.E. et al. Laryngeal Myxoma: A Case Report and Review of the Literature. Head and Neck Pathol 8, 204–208 (2014). https://doi.org/10.1007/s12105-013-0485-5

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Keywords

  • Myxoma
  • Larynx
  • Vocal cord
  • Laryngeal myxoma
  • Polyp