Laryngeal chondrosarcoma with unusual dissemination to the humerus

Robert Böscke, Peter Hunold, Frank Noack, Barbara Wollenberg, Ursula Schröder

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We report the case of an 81-year-old woman admitted to our clinic with a 16-month history of hoarseness due to unilateral vocal cord immobilization, slowly progressive dysphagia and an episode of painless swelling of the right arm. Radiological and histological workup revealed a medium-grade conventional chondrosarcoma of the cricoid cartilage with paratracheal spread and dissemination to the lung and the humeral bone. To our knowledge, this is the first humeral bone metastasis of laryngeal chondrosarcoma reported in the literature. The course of the presented case underlines the need for an early and detailed clinical and radiological workup of vocal cord immobilization.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)154-157
Number of pages4
Issue number3
StatePublished - Jun 2012
Externally publishedYes


  • Cricoid
  • Laryngeal chondrosarcoma
  • Larynx
  • Metastasis
  • Vocal cord palsy


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