Use of an open partial laryngectomy technique for a massive laryngeal leiomyosarcoma in a 40-year-old man with functional preservation postoperatively

David Z. Allen, Emily M. Cao, Gabriela Cruz, Joshua J. Kain

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Abstract

Laryngeal cancers are one of the most common head and neck malignancies and can lead to significant morbidity and mortality. Although they most commonly originate from squamous cell carcinoma, there are multiple different pathologies that can arise. We present a patient with an atypical presentation of a glottic mass for which final pathology revealed a leiomyosarcoma (LMS). We report the first case in the English literature of a large bulky LMS that was removed entirely through a partial vertical laryngectomy and pharyngectomy, with maintained swallow and speech function postoperatively.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Article numberrjad370
JournalJournal of Surgical Case Reports
Volume2023
Issue number6
DOIs
StatePublished - Jun 1 2023

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Surgery

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