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Rhabdomyosarcoma of the supraglottis in an adult

June 9, 2014  |  Alex Fernandez, MS; Reena Gupta, MD; Hootan Zandifar, MD

Primary laryngeal rhabdomyosarcoma is an extremely uncommon malignant neoplasm in adults, accounting for relatively few documented cases compared with squamous cell carcinoma.

Conservative cricoid surgery for chondrosarcoma: A case report

February 12, 2014  |  Elena Gaio, MD; Giandomenico Maggiore, MD; Alessandra Canesso, MD; and Riccardo Artico, MD


We present the case of a 39-year-old man who presented with hoarseness and progressively worsening dyspnea. Findings on laryngoscopy and computed tomography strongly suggested the presence of a chondrosarcoma. The patient underwent open surgery for removal of the lesion with...

Synovial sarcoma of the parapharyngeal space

December 20, 2013  |  Jagdeep Singh Virk, MA, MRCS; Dhafir Al-Okati, FRCPath; Hesham Kaddour, FRCS ORL-HNS

Tonsillar Kaposi sarcoma in a patient with membranous glomerulonephritis on immunosuppressive therapy

July 22, 2013  |  Nabeel Al-Brahim, FRCPC; Ashraf H. Zaki, MD; Khaled El-Merhi, MD; Mahmoud S. Ahmad, MD


Kaposi sarcoma is a malignant vascular neoplasm uncommonly seen in immunosuppressed patients. Herein we report an unusual case of tonsillar Kaposi sarcoma in a patient with membranous glomerulonephritis treated with prednisolone and cyclosporine. The patient presented after 10...

Synovial sarcoma of the larynx treated by supraglottic laryngectomy: Case report and literature review

July 22, 2013  |  Kuauhyama Luna-Ortiz, MD; Ana Maria Cano-Valdez, MD; Isabela Werneck da Cunha, MD; Adalberto Mosqueda-Taylor, DDS


We describe a case of synovial sarcoma of the larynx, and we discuss the use of fluorescence in situ hybridization (FISH) in confirming the diagnosis. The patient was a 21-year-old woman who presented with a recurrence of a previously resected supraglottic tumor of the...


July 22, 2013  |  Lester D.R. Thompson, MD

Osteosarcoma affects the mandible and the maxilla differently, with mandibular tumors tending to arise from the body of the mandible while maxillary tumors arise from the alveolar ridge and sinus.

Adult case of large sinonasal embryonal rhabdomyosarcoma with intracranial extension

April 18, 2013  |  Enrique Palacios, MD; Alexander Quiroz-Casian, MD; Lorena Garza Garcia, MD; Philip J. Daroca, MD; Harold R. Neitzschman, MD

Rhabdomyosarcomas often present with nonspecific symptoms such as headache, nasal congestion, proptosis, epistaxis, and cranial nerve palsies, reflecting extension to the base of the skull.

Extraosseous Ewing sarcoma and peripheral primitive neuroectodermal tumor of the thyroid gland: Case report and review

April 18, 2013  |  Magdalena Chirila, MD, PhD; Mihaela Muresan, MD; Elisabeta Ciuleanu, MD, PhD; and Marcel Cosgarea, MD, PhD


The Ewing family of tumors and peripheral primitive neuroectodermal tumor (pPNET) represent different manifestations of the same entity. Immunohistochemical and cytogenetic studies suggest that these tumors have a common origin. Ewing sarcoma is more common in bone, while pPNET...

Radiation-induced osteosarcoma of the larynx: Case report and literature review

October 8, 2012  |  Murat Ulusan, MD; Rasim Yilmazer, MD; Yasemin Ozluk, MD; Murat Enoz, MD; Yusufhan Suoglu, MD


Laryngeal osteosarcoma is an extremely rare disease. Only 23 cases have been published in the literature. Radiation-induced laryngeal osteosarcoma is even rarer; this is only the third such case to be reported. A 59-year-old man underwent radiotherapy for an...

Unusual maxillary chondrosarcoma

September 7, 2012  |  Daniel O. Rosenblatt, MD; Rosa B. Lipin, MD; Enrique Palacios, MD, FACR; Paul Friedlander, MD; Harold Neitzschman, MD, FACR

Chondrosarcomas can be distinguished from osteosarcomas because they have the distinction of producing chondroid (cartilaginous matrix) but not osteoid. When they occur in the head and neck, they usually are found in the anterior maxilla and sinonasal structures 

Case report: Leiomyosarcoma of the parapharyngeal space

July 5, 2012  |  Pradipta Kumar Parida, MBBS, MS; Jaimanti Bakshi, MBBS, MS; Sanjeev Bhagat, MBBS, MS; Ramandeep Singh Virk, MBBS, MS


Leiomyosarcoma is usually found in the female genital tract, the retroperitoneum, the wall of the gastrointestinal tract, and subcutaneous tissues. An appearance of this malignant tumor in the parapharyngeal space is extremely rare and may be difficult to...

Myxoid malignant fibrous histiocytoma presenting as a midline nasal mass

April 1, 2012  |  Jaimie DeRosa, MD and Jeffrey R. Smit, MD


Myxoid malignant fibrous histiocytoma is a rare type of pediatric non-rhabdomyosarcoma soft-tissue sarcoma. The case of a 5-year-old girl is presented, highlighting the potential for multiple pitfalls and aberrant differential diagnoses that need to be identified for successful...


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