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Case Reports in Pathology
Volume 2011, Article ID 852396, 3 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2011/852396
Case Report

Laryngeal Chondroma: A Rare Diagnosis in This Localization

1Department of Pathology, Trakya University Medical Faculty, 22030 Edirne, Turkey
2Department of Otolaryngology, Trakya University Medical Faculty, 22030 Edirne, Turkey
3Department of Pathology, Tekirdag State Hospital, 22030 Tekirdag, Turkey

Received 24 August 2011; Accepted 25 September 2011

Academic Editors: F. Al-Mulla and D. Vlachodimitropoulos

Copyright © 2011 Ebru Tastekin 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

Primary chondroid tumors of the larynx represent less than 1% of all laryngeal tumors. Most of them are chondromas and they often involve to the cricoid cartilage. A 31-year-old male patient applied to the oto-laryngology service with a history of dysphonia and dyspnea. Microlaryngoscopy revealed 2 cm sized, ill-defined, covered with regular mucosa, porous, and hard mass on posterior surface of crycoid cartilage in subglottic area. Following the excision of the lesion, histopathologic examination revealed as chondroma. Two years later, local recurrence was detected and the diagnosis was again chondroma. There was no complaint of the patient in last 3 and half years of follow-up. Chondroma should carefully be differentiated from chondrosarcoma and the patients should be followed for possible recurrences.