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Myxolipoma of the epiglottis in an adult: A case report

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November 1, 2005
by Surinder K. Singhal, MS; Ramandeep S. Virk, MS; Harsh Mohan, MD; Sanjeev Palta, MD; Arjun Dass, MS
Lipomas of the larynx are rare. When they do occur, they are important because some require that the surgeon perform a tracheotomy to prevent a fatal airway obstruction. We report a case of myxolipoma''that is, a lipoma with foci of myxomatous degeneration''of the epiglottis in a 56-year-old woman. We successfully treated the tumor with intubation and surgery; tracheotomy was not necessary. To the best of our knowledge, myxolipoma of the epiglottis in an adult has not been previously reported in the English-language literature.

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