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Fibrous histiocytoma of the larynx

  • M. B. Jordan (a1) and J. V. Soames (a2)


Fibrous histiocytoma is uncommon in the head and neck region and rare in the larynx. Its behaviour is unpredictable.

A case is reported in a 54-year-old male which was treated conservatively initially and which recurred several times over a seven year period. During that time the appearances of the lesion changed from those of a densely collagenous, cytologically benign tumour to those of a richly cellular and potentially malignant neoplasm. Laryngectomy was eventually undertaken.


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Professor J. V. Soames, Department of Oral Pathology, The Dental School, University of Newcastle upon Tyne, Framlington Placem, Newcastle Upon Tyne, NE2 4BW.


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