An 84-year-old man was referred to our institution for dysphonia present for 2 months. Fiberoptic laryngoscopy demonstrated a polypoid lesion of the right true vocal fold with normal motility. Excisional biopsy of a submucosal thickening of the right vocal fold with vocal ligament calcification was performed. Histology revealed squamous cell epithelium without malignancy. Postoperative endoscopic follow-up was regular. Six months after surgery, dysphonia and dyspnea occurred. Flexible laryngoscopy demonstrated right hemilaryngeal paralysis, edema, and partial airway obstruction. Necrotic tissue and purulent secretions were visible at the anterior commissure, right vocal fold, and ipsilateral vestibule. A second microlaryngoscopic surgery included multiple biopsies and debridement of the necrotic tissue. Histological report was negative for malignancy, and purulent chondritis was diagnosed. Intravenous antibiotic therapy was administered with improvement of infection, inflammation, dysphonia, and dyspnea. The patient was discharged.

Leiomyosarcoma of the Larynx: A Complex Diagnosis

Molteni G;Soloperto D;Fabbris C;Gazzini L;De Rossi S;Valotto G;Marchioni D
2020

Abstract

An 84-year-old man was referred to our institution for dysphonia present for 2 months. Fiberoptic laryngoscopy demonstrated a polypoid lesion of the right true vocal fold with normal motility. Excisional biopsy of a submucosal thickening of the right vocal fold with vocal ligament calcification was performed. Histology revealed squamous cell epithelium without malignancy. Postoperative endoscopic follow-up was regular. Six months after surgery, dysphonia and dyspnea occurred. Flexible laryngoscopy demonstrated right hemilaryngeal paralysis, edema, and partial airway obstruction. Necrotic tissue and purulent secretions were visible at the anterior commissure, right vocal fold, and ipsilateral vestibule. A second microlaryngoscopic surgery included multiple biopsies and debridement of the necrotic tissue. Histological report was negative for malignancy, and purulent chondritis was diagnosed. Intravenous antibiotic therapy was administered with improvement of infection, inflammation, dysphonia, and dyspnea. The patient was discharged.
Leiomyosarcoma
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