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Synovial sarcoma of the head and neck: A review of its diagnosis and management and a report of a rare case of orbital involvement

June 1, 2010  |  Shashidhar Kusuma, MD, David J. Skarupa, MD, Kim A. Ely, MD, Anthony J. Cmelak, MD, and Brian B. Burkey, MD


Synovial sarcoma is typically an aggressive malignant tumor of the soft tissues, usually in the extremities, that affects young adults. Tumors of the head and neck are rare. Reported head and neck sites have included the hypopharynx (the most common site), the oropharynx, the...

Granulocytic sarcoma of the nasal cavity: A case report

November 1, 2009  |  Mary Gorman, MD, Khwaja Asif Ahmed, MD, Arnel Pallera, MD, and Sandeep Samant, MD


Granulocytic sarcoma of the nasal cavity is exceedingly rare. We describe the case of a 55-year-old man who presented with an intranasal mass that was later diagnosed as a granulocytic sarcoma. The mass was treated with rapid initiation of chemotherapy, which produced a...

Alveolar soft-part sarcoma of the tongue in a 17-month-old

October 1, 2009  |  Shahab Hillyer, MD, Jose C. Vicens, DMD, Howard Levinson, MD, Rajendra Bhayani, MD, Lilia Mesea, MD, Rashid Chaudhry, MD, Edgar Fayans, DDS, and Richard Fogler, MD


Alveolar soft-part sarcoma (ASPS) is a rare and often fatal tumor. Overall survival rates have been reported to be 62% after 5 years, 42% after 10 years, and 18% after 20 years. ASPS accounts for 5% of all pediatric soft-tissue sarcomas other than rhabdomyosarcomas. In children...

Cricoid chondrosarcoma presenting as breathy dysphonia

October 1, 2009  |  Scott Rickert, MD, Robert Buckmire, MD, and Lucian Sulica, MD

Synovial sarcoma of the cheek

October 1, 2009  |  Amy Mettman, MD, Larry L. Myers, MD, and Kelley Carrick, MD

Atypical lipomatous tumor/well-differentiated liposarcoma of the parotid gland: Case report and literature review

October 1, 2009  |  Usama Mahmood, MD, John D. Nguyen, MD, John Chang, MD, Mai Gu, MD, PhD, and Brian J.F. Wong, MD, PhD


Although liposarcoma is the second most common soft-tissue sarcoma in adults, it is exceedingly rare in the head and neck. According to our MEDLINE search, only 11 cases of liposarcoma of the parotid gland have been reported since 1968. We report a new case of primary atypical...

Chondrosarcoma of the nasal septum

January 1, 2009  |  Akram Rahal, MD, FRCSC, Joseph R. Durio, PA-C, and Michael L. Hinni, MD


Chondrosarcoma of the nasal septum is a rarely encountered malignancy. When it does occur, early diagnosis is difficult because patients generally present with common, nonspecific sinonasal complaints. We describe a case of chondrosarcoma of the nasal septum in a 38-year-old...

Chondrosarcoma of the greater cornu of the hyoid: A case report and literature review

September 26, 2008  |  Sanjay Verma, MBBCh, MA, FRCS (ORL-HNS), PhD, Perumal Chokkalingam, BSc, FRCS, and Duncan McRae, FRCS, FRCS (ORL-HNS)


We report an unusual case of a young woman with chondrosarcoma affecting the greater cornu of the hyoid bone. Only a handful of reports of primary chondrosarcoma involving the hyoid exist in the world literature. The case described presented as a swelling in the submandibular...

Leiomyosarcoma of the larynx: Case report and review of the literature

May 1, 2008  |  Jayant Sastri Goda, MD, DNB, Karuppiah Saravanan, MS, DNB, R.K. Vashistha, MD, FRCPath, Vinay Kumar, MD, and Ashok K. Gupta, MS


Leiomyosarcoma of the larynx is an extremely rare entity. This tumor is aggressive and is associated with dismal treatment results. We present a case of leiomyosarcoma of the larynx treated with surgery and postoperative radiotherapy. In this article we also discuss laryngeal...

Chondrosarcoma of the arytenoid cartilage: A case report and review of the literature

December 1, 2007  |  Stella Lee, MD, Anthony Sparano, MD, Paul Zhang, MD, and Natasha Mirza, MD


We report the case of a 56-year-old black woman with a locally aggressive chondrosarcoma at an unusual tumor site: the right arytenoid cartilage. The tumor extended from the superior pole of the right arytenoid cartilage to the soft-tissue areas of the right aryepiglottic fold...

Radiation-induced osteosarcoma of the maxillary sinus

June 1, 2007  |  Sofia Avitia, MD; Ryan F. Osborne, MD, FACS

Follicular dendritic cell sarcoma of the tonsil: A case report and literature review

April 1, 2007  |  Chad McDuffie, MD; Timothy S. Lian, MD; Joel Thibodeaux, MD


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