Title:
Glottic myxoma mimicking unilateral Reinke’s oedema
Authors:
J.C. Degols, S. Ledeghen, L. Lombart
Institutions:
Department of Otorhinolaryngology and Head & Neck Surgery, Clinique Saint-Pierre, Ottignies, Belgium.
Keywords:
Myxoma; larynx; vocal fold; polyp; Reinke’s oedema
Pages:
307 - 309
Abstract:
Glottic myxoma mimicking unilateral Reinke’s oedema. Problem: Myxoma of the larynx is a rare, benign neoplasm of mesenchymal origin. Hoarseness is the most common clinical presentation. It can be confused with polyps or Reinke oedema because of its appearance and slow-growing evolution. Case: We report the case of a 40-year-old male previously operated on for a misdiagnosed ‘polyp’of the same vocal fold. Results: Under the microscope, the tumour revealed itself to be nonencapsulate and composed of an abundant mucopolysaccharide matrix with undifferentiated stellate cells, but without fibrin deposits, haemorrhage, or hypervascularity. Conclusion: To avoid recurrence, complete excision with adequate margins and long-term follow-up are needed.
Issue:
Vol. 14, 2018, 4th trimester


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Glottic myxoma mimicking unilateral Reinke’s oedema