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2020, Volume 36, Number 1, Page(s) 077-081     
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DOI: 10.5146/tjpath.2017.01417
Cellular Myxoma of the Vocal Cord: A Case Report and Review of the Literature
J. Fernando VAL-BERNAL1 , María MARTINO2 , M. Yolanda LONGARELA3
1Pathology Unit, Medical and Surgical Sciences Department, University of Cantabria and IDIVAL, SANTANDER, SPAIN
2Anatomical Pathology Service, Marqués de Valdecilla University Hospital, Medical Faculty, University of Cantabria and IDIVAL, SANTANDER, SPAIN
3Ear, Nose, and Throat Service, Marqués de Valdecilla University Hospital and IDIVAL, SANTANDER, SPAIN
Keywords: Larynx, Vocal cord, Myxoma, Cellular myxoma, Myxoid sarcoma

Myxomas are rare in the vocal cords. A 69-year-old man was admitted with one-year history of progressive dysphonia. Laryngoscopy revealed a polypoid mass on the right vocal cord. The diagnosis was cellular myxoma. A review of the literature including the present case revealed eleven reported cases of myxoma. Ten cases were classic myxoma. To the best of our knowledge, cellular myxoma has not been previously reported in the vocal cord. Hypercellularity does not affect the behavior of cellular myxoma. However, its recognition is important to prevent confusion with the group of low-grade myxoid sarcomas. Cellular myxoma should be considered in the differential diagnosis of any vocal cord mass.

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