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Recurrent vascular leiomyoma of the larynx: Clinical and histopathologic characteristics and treatment

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August 1, 2010
by Nir Hirshoren, MD, Jeffrey M. Weinberger, MD, FRCSC, Tzahi Neuman, MD, Ophir Ilan, MD, PhD, and Avraham Ben-Yaakov, MD


Laryngeal vascular leiomyomas are uncommon benign tumors that seldom recur following complete excision. The choice of excision procedure-via direct laryngoscopy or an open approach-is dictated by tumor size, the expected amount of blood loss, and any comorbidities the patient may have. We report an unusual case of a recurrent laryngeal vascular leiomyoma in a 64-year-old woman who also had a concurrent parathyroid adenoma and a history of breast carcinoma. A surgical resection via an external approach along with laser resection of a small glottic component was needed.

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