Unusual polypoid laryngeal myxoma

Muhammad T. Idrees, Richard Hessler, David J Terris, Charles Mixson, Beverly Y. Wang

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Laryngeal polyps, known as vocal cord polyps, are often benign, reactive, polypoid, squamous mucosa with subepithelial hyalinization and edematous stroma. Rarely, a benign mesenchymal myxoma occurring in the vocal cord will present as a polyp. It may have a local recurrence due to inadequate excision and result in airway obstruction. We report a case of a 46-year-old male who had a history of smoking and complained of hoarseness. A polypoid vocal cord mass was removed and the pathologic finding was a benign myxoma. To assure complete excision of the lesion, one should be aware that this rare entity may involve a laryngeal location.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)282-284
Number of pages3
JournalMount Sinai Journal of Medicine
Issue number4
StatePublished - Jul 1 2005


  • CD34
  • Laryngeal myxoma
  • Polypoid mass

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)


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