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ABSTRACT Chondrosarcoma is a very rare neoplasm in the head and neck region. This region is associated with favourable prognosis. Only 340 cases of chondrosarcoma of the larynx and nearly 300 of sinus maxillaris have been reported in this localization. The most reasonable treatment is radical surgery. Radiotherapy and chemotherapy are of little value. Without metastasis the long term prognosis is excellent. Clinical, pathologic and radiologic characterities of these tumors are described and review of the literature is presented. The authors present two cases chondrosarcoma of the larynx and one case chondrosarcoma of sinus maxillaries.
Journal of Hepatology 03/2011; 54. DOI:10.1016/S0168-8278(11)60765-4 · 10.40 Impact Factor
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ABSTRACT: Although laryngeal malignancies of mesenchymal origin (laryngeal sarcomas, LS) are extremely rare (1% of all laryngeal malignancies), the histological manifestations are very diverse. LS sign as a solid tumor covered with an intact mucosa. The aim of the study Was to evaluate retrospective data referring: epidemiology, clinical manifestations, treatment and early follow-up; based on medical record made in ORL, HNS Surgery Dpt of Holy Cross Cancer Centre in Kielce during 9-years period 2001–2009. Material and methods The retrospective analysis of the group of 12 patients with LS was made. Studied characteristics were: age, sex, primary focus, histological outcome, treatment options and early follow-up. Results Age of the group of 12 studied patients (10 M, 2 F) ranged from 48 to 84 (mean 69.8). LS accounted 1.2% (12/935) for all of laryngeal malignancies. The focus of origin were: glottis (6), epiglottis (5); subglottis (1). The most common histological types of LS at studied group were: neurosarcoma (2), fibrosarcoma (2), plasmocytoma (2), chondrosarcoma (1), malignant fibrous histiocytoma (1), sarcoma low grade (1), lymphoma malignum (1), liposarcoma (1) and haemangioendothelioma epithelioides vel plasmocytoma (1). Methods of treatment were: surgery (6); radiotherapy (1); chemotherapy (1); chemo- and radiotherapy (3); symptomatic treatment (1). The clinical results of treatment are: 9 patients are still alive (5 pts more than 5 years, 3 pts less than 5 years, 1 pts less than 2.5 years with residual disease); 3 patient died: 2 pts in 1st year from diagnosis, 1 pts after 3 years of treatment died of non-oncological causes. Conclusions 1. LS are extremely rare and diversed histologically. 2. Immunochemical analyses are very important procedures used in diagnostics of these malignancies. 3. An individual approach is needed in diagnostic and therapeutic procedures of LS.Otolaryngologia polska. The Polish otolaryngology 03/2011; 65(2):97-102. DOI:10.1016/S0030-6657(11)70636-9