Lipomas are among the most common benign tumors of mesenchymal origin, having been described in virtually every area of the body.1- 7 We describe a 65-year-old woman presenting with snoring and obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) secondary to a prevertebral cervical lipoma that extended into the right parapharyngeal space and into the spinal canal through the right C2-C3 neural foramen. Only 1 prior similar case has been reported in the English literature.8 Complete surgical removal of the lesion was performed through a lateral cervical approach.
Eloy JA, Carneiro E, Vibhute P, Genden EM, Bederson JB, Som PM. A Rare Prevertebral Ordinary Lipoma Presenting as Obstructive Sleep ApneaComputed Tomographic and Magnetic Resonance Imaging Findings. Arch Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 2008;134(9):1001-1003. doi:10.1001/archotol.134.9.1001