Alveolar soft part sarcoma of the larynx

ALTUG T., Inci E. , GUVENC M. G. , EDIZER D. T. , Dervisoglu S.

EUROPEAN ARCHIVES OF OTO-RHINO-LARYNGOLOGY, vol.264, no.4, pp.445-449, 2007 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 264 Issue: 4
  • Publication Date: 2007
  • Doi Number: 10.1007/s00405-006-0192-x
  • Page Numbers: pp.445-449


Alveolar soft part sarcoma (ASPS) is a rare malignancy. It has generally a poor prognosis. Survival depends on the presence of metastases. Approximately, one-fourth of the cases are encountered in the head and neck region, mostly in the orbits and tongue. Surgery is accepted as the most effective treatment, radiotherapy and chemotherapy may be used as adjuvant treatments. Since it is a highly vascular tumor, profuse bleeding may occur during surgery. In this article, we report a case of ASPS occurring in the larynx, an extremely rare location for this rather unusual tumor. To our knowledge, only three cases of laryngeal ASPS have been previously reported in the English literature.