Atemnot durch einen leiomyomatösen tumor des oropharynx

Translated title of the contribution: Smooth-muscle tumor of the hypopharynx area - A case report

C. Pauli, J. Diebold, H. Ledderose, B. Wollenberg


Background: Leiomyoma and Leiomyosarkoma are not often found in ENT-diseases. Patients: We report on a 62-year old female patient presenting with a 3×4cm tumor in the oropharynx that had developed within a period of about three weeks. The patient complained of increasing dysphagia and dyspnea especially when lying on the left side. To secure breathing the patient had to be primarily ventilated by placing a needle percutaneously through the conical ligament and was then intubated. For this procedure the patient was positioned on the right side. The tumor measuring 3 cm, was removed surgically. Results: The tumor turned out to be a leiomyomatous neoplasia of undetermined malignant potential. Since an unfavourable behaviour of such neoplasms cannot be excluded, patients with tumors of this type should be followed closely. Conclusions: In this case the tumor leads to an acute dyspnoea and a special procedure of anesthesia was necessary. Therapeutic considerations and differential diagnosis of this very rare tumor of the oropharynx are discussed by reviewing the literature.

Translated title of the contributionSmooth-muscle tumor of the hypopharynx area - A case report
Original languageGerman
JournalLaryngo- Rhino- Otologie
Issue number7
Pages (from-to)416-419
Number of pages4
Publication statusPublished - 2001


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