April 1994

Laryngeal Liposarcoma

Author Affiliations

From the Departments of Otolaryngology–Head and Neck Surgery (Drs Esclamado, Disher, Ditto, and Rontal) and Pathology (Dr McClatchey), University of Michigan Hospitals, Ann Arbor.

Arch Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 1994;120(4):422-426. doi:10.1001/archotol.1994.01880280050009

Laryngeal liposarcomas are rare, with only 13 previously well-documented cases (to our knowledge). We report an additional case, which documents the use of computed tomography for treatment planning. Laryngeal liposarcomas appear to have a better prognosis than nonlaryngeal liposarcomas; therefore, a critical analysis of reported cases enabled us to identify clinical characteristics that contribute to the favorable prognosis. We also propose a rational therapeutic approach.

(Arch Otolaryngol Head Neck Surg. 1994;120:422-426)