Chondrosarcoma - larynx

Case contributed by Frank Gaillard


Hoarse voice.

Patient Data

Age: Adult
Gender: Male

A partially calcified mass appears to arise from the left arytenoid cartilage.

Case Discussion

The patient went on to have a resection that demonstrated a low-grade chondrosarcoma arising from the left arytenoid cartilage.


This specimen consists of lobulated fragments of cartilaginous tissue with mild cytological atypia. In this clinical setting these findings are most consistent with a low-grade chondrosarcoma, as benign chondromas at this anatomical site are vanishingly rare.

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