Malignant granular cell tumor in larynx mimicking laryngeal carcinoma

Ming Ju Chiang, Tuan Jen Fang*, Hseuh Yu Li, I. How Chen, Kam Fai Lee

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A 72-year-old man presented to our clinic with progressed husky voice, dysphagia and globus pharyngeus. Fiberoptic laryngoscopy showed a large subglottic mass with an irregular surface. A chest roentgenogram revealed multiple nodules over the right upper and lower lobes. Under the impression of malignant laryngeal tumor with lung metastasis, he underwent direct laryngeal biopsy and excision. Pathologic findings showed malignant granular cell tumor. Postoperative palliative chemotherapy was done for his lung metastasis. The multiple pulmonary nodules were decreased in size and number but not complete remission. The laryngeal tumor has not recurred after a 14-month follow-up.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)270-273
Number of pages4
JournalAmerican Journal of Otolaryngology - Head and Neck Medicine and Surgery
Issue number4
StatePublished - 07 2004
Externally publishedYes


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