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Case Reports in Otolaryngology
Volume 2014, Article ID 730643, 4 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2014/730643
Case Report

Laryngeal Chondrosarcoma as a Rare Cause of Subglottic Stenosis

1Department of Otolaryngology, Faculty of Medicine, Erciyes University, 38039 Kayseri, Turkey
2Department of Pathology, Faculty of Medicine, Erciyes University, 38039 Kayseri, Turkey
3Department of Radiology, Faculty of Medicine, Erciyes University, 38039 Kayseri, Turkey

Received 28 May 2014; Accepted 2 August 2014; Published 13 August 2014

Academic Editor: Andrea Gallo

Copyright © 2014 Kerem Kökoğlu et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

Abstract

Laryngeal chondrosarcoma (CS) is a very rare entity. It is usually seen in 50–80-year olds. It is developed from cricoid cartilage largely. Patients have laryngeal CS complaint of respiratuvar distress, dysphonia, and dysphagia generally. A submucous mass is usually seen in physical examination with an intact mucosa. Distant metastasis is rare in CSs. Main treatment is surgical excision. An 82-year-old patient who has respiratuvar distress is presented in this paper and laryngeal CS is reviewed in the light of the literature.