Laryngeal chondrosarcoma is a rare tumor requiring clinical, histologic, and radiographic correlation for definitive diagnosis. Although it typically presents with low-grade histology, even high-grade histology has a fairly indolent progression in this location, with a relatively low-likelihood for metastatic potential or recurrence. Because of this, conservative surgical excision with negative margins is recommended. We present a case of a laryngeal chondrosarcoma arising from the cricoid cartilage in a patient who presented with hoarseness, dysphagia, and odynophagia with subsequent head and neck computed tomography scan suggestive of the diagnosis. The patient was treated with hemicricoidectomy.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Pathology and Forensic Medicine