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, cilt.264, sa.4, ss.445-449, 2007 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 264 Konu: 4
  • Basım Tarihi: 2007
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1007/s00405-006-0192-x
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.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.