Leiomyosarcoma of the larynx. Review of the literature and report of two cases

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Leiomyosarcoma of the larynx is an extremely rare malignancy. Until now, only 35 cases have been reported, and only 19 were reported in English. We present 2 new cases observed in the last 3 years at our department. Correct histologic diagnosis can only be made on immunohistochemical and electron microscopic grounds. A 65-year-old man previously treated for a premalignant vocal cord lesion and a 31-year-old woman who previously underwent operation on a benign vocal cord lesion are presented. Only surgical treatment (total laryngectomy and endolaryngeal laser resection) was performed. Thirty-six and 22 months after the initial surgical intervention, both patients are alive and well, with no evidence of local recurrence or distant metastasis.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)677-682
Number of pages6
JournalAnnals of Otology, Rhinology and Laryngology
Issue number7 I
Publication statusPublished - 1999


  • Laryngeal neoplasm
  • Laser surgery
  • Leiomyosarcoma
  • Soft tissue sarcoma
  • Surgical treatment

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Otorhinolaryngology

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