The Journal of Laryngology & Otology




(RF) Otorhinolaryngology

Inflammatory myofibroblastic tumour of the larynx


Cosme Ereño a1, José I. López a1, Javier Grande a2, Francisco Santaolalla a3 and Francisco J. Bilbao a4
a1 Department of Pathology, Hospital de Basurto, Basque Country University, Bilbao, Spain
a2 Department of Radiology, Hospital de Basurto, Basque Country University, Bilbao, Spain
a3 Department of Otolaryngology, Hospital de Basurto, Basque Country University, Bilbao, Spain
a4 Departments of Pathology, Hospital de Basurto, Basque Country University, Bilbao, Spain

Article author query
c. ereño   [PubMed][Google Scholar] 
lópez i   [PubMed][Google Scholar] 
j. grande   [PubMed][Google Scholar] 
f. santaolalla   [PubMed][Google Scholar] 
bilbao j   [PubMed][Google Scholar] 

Abstract

A case of inflammatory myofibroblastic tumour of the larynx in a 74-year old man is reported. The lesion presented as a polypoid tumour arising in the left true vocal fold. The patient died of non-tumour-related causes and the autopsy showed persistence of the laryngeal tumour. Multicentricity and distant metastases were not detected. The literature about this entity and its differential diagnosis is reviewed and briefly commented upon.


Key Words: Laryngeal Neoplasms; Neoplasms; Muscle Tissue.