Pleomorphic Rhabdomyosarcoma Arising from True Vocal Fold of Larynx: Report of a Rare Case and Literature Review


AYDIN MUNGAN S. , ARSLAN S. , Kucuktulu E., ERSÖZ Ş. , Cobanoglu B.

CASE REPORTS IN OTOLARYNGOLOGY, 2016 (Journal Indexed in ESCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Review
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  • Publication Date: 2016
  • Doi Number: 10.1155/2016/8135967
  • Title of Journal : CASE REPORTS IN OTOLARYNGOLOGY

Abstract

We present an extremely rare case of a pleomorphic rhabdomyosarcoma of the true vocal fold. The histopathological diagnosis was confirmed by immunohistochemistry. The patient was treated with radical surgery including total laryngectomy and radical neck dissection followed by postoperative radiotherapy. The clinicopathologic features of this rare malignancy are discussed together with a review of the literature. This case report and literature review highlights the more favorable prognosis of pleomorphic rhabdomyosarcoma in the larynx than in other locations.