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Chondrosarcoma of the Laryngeal Thyroid Cartilage

Righi, Stefano MD*; Boffano, Paolo MD*; Pateras, Dimitrios MD*; Chiodo, Domenico MD*; Zanardi, Fabio MD*; Patetta, Roberta MD

doi: 10.1097/SCS.0000000000001955
Brief Clinical Studies

Chondrosarcoma of the larynx is a rare tumor, accounting for 0.07% to 2% of all laryngeal cancers. Nevertheless, it represents the most frequent nonepithelial neoplasm of the laryngeal region.

Laryngeal chondrosarcomas are usually characterized by slow growth and low metastatic potential.

The exact etiopathogenesis of chondrosarcoma is still debated. Diagnosis can be difficult given the slow rate of growth and nonspecific patient symptoms at presentation.

Because of its rarity, literature about laryngeal chondrosarcoma is mainly made up of case reports and small case series.

Therefore, it is important to add any information regarding this pathology.

The aim of this article was to present and discuss a new case of chondrosarcoma located in the thyroid cartilage in a 63-year-old woman.

*Division of Otolaryngology, Maxillofacial Surgery and Dentistry

Division of Pathology, Aosta Hospital, Aosta, Italy.

Address correspondence and reprint requests to Paolo Boffano, MD, Division of Otolaryngology, Maxillofacial Surgery and Dentistry, Aosta Hospital, Vial Ginevra, Aosta, Italy; E-mail:

Received 28 March, 2015

Accepted 2 May, 2015

The authors report no conflicts of interest.

© 2015 by Mutaz B. Habal, MD.