Laryngeal polyps, known as vocal cord polyps, are often benign, reactive, polypoid, squamous mucosa with subepithelial hyalinization and edematous stroma. Rarely, a benign mesenchymal myxoma occurring in the vocal cord will present as a polyp. It may have a local recurrence due to inadequate excision and result in airway obstruction. We report a case of a 46-year-old male who had a history of smoking and complained of hoarseness. A polypoid vocal cord mass was removed and the pathologic finding was a benign myxoma. To assure complete excision of the lesion, one should be aware that this rare entity may involve a laryngeal location.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||3|
|Journal||Mount Sinai Journal of Medicine|
|State||Published - Jul 1 2005|
- Laryngeal myxoma
- Polypoid mass
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