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Volume 2009, Article ID 394908, 4 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2009/394908
Case Report

Laryngeal Chondrosarcoma: An Exceptional Localisation of a Not Unfrequent Bone Tumor

1Department of ENT/Head and Neck Surgery, AZ Jan Palfijn, H. Dunantlaan 5, Belgium and Maria Middelares Ghent, Kortrijksesteenweg 1025, 9000 Ghent, Belgium
2Department of Histopathology, University Hospital Ghent, De Pintelaan 185, 9000 Ghent, Belgium

Received 22 September 2009; Accepted 16 October 2009

Academic Editor: Charles Scoggins

Copyright © 2009 Mieke Moerman 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

After osteosarcoma, chondrosarcoma is the second most common primary bone tumor accounting for 26% of all malignancies. In the laryngeal region however, chondrosarcomas are rather rare. Only 300 cases are reported in literature. Considering laryngeal chondrosarcoma, about 75% occur in the cricoid cartilage, whereas 20% occur in the thyroid cartilage. In this paper we report a case of thyroidal chondrosarcoma, and based on a thorough literature search we suggest some practical guidelines concerning diagnosis and therapy.