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Adult laryngeal rhabdomyosarcoma: is aggressive treatment justified in all cases? A case report and review of the literature.
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PMID:  19719884     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Process    
BACKGROUND: Adult laryngeal rhabdomyosarcomas are rare tumours commonly treated by laryngectomy. CASE REPORT: We present a case of subglottic laryngeal rhabdomyosarcoma in an elderly woman, treated by endoscopic resection. CONCLUSION: Despite the fact that this tumour is traditionally treated aggressively, this approach is not supported by the literature. Due to the varying biological behaviour of this tumour in adults, we believe that conservative surgical procedures or combination therapies should be preferred, rather than total laryngectomy.
G X Papacharalampous; L Manolopoulos; S Korres; C Dicoglou; A Bibas
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article     Date:  2009-09-01
Journal Detail:
Title:  The Journal of laryngology and otology     Volume:  123     ISSN:  1748-5460     ISO Abbreviation:  J Laryngol Otol     Publication Date:  2009 Nov 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2009-11-02     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8706896     Medline TA:  J Laryngol Otol     Country:  England    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  e21     Citation Subset:  AIM; IM    
First Department of Otolaryngology-Head and Neck Surgery, National and Kapodistrian University of Athens, Hippokrateion Hospital, Athens, Greece.
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