Adult Laryngeal Ossified Hemangioma: Difficulties in Differential Diagnosis

J Craniofac Surg. 2018 Nov;29(8):e730-e732. doi: 10.1097/SCS.0000000000004626.


Adult laryngeal hemangiomas are uncommon and often poorly symptomatic. The authors describe a laryngeal hemangioma with acute airway obstruction and radiologic findings suggesting a chondrosarcoma-like neoplasm, while pathologic features were consistent with an ossified hemangioma. The presence of fields of bone metaplasia into a classical cavernous hemangioma is an unusual phenomenon which, to our knowledge, was never previously described in the larynx. Difficulties concerning the differential diagnosis and modality of treatment are also discussed.

Publication types

  • Case Reports

MeSH terms

  • Airway Obstruction / etiology
  • Bone Neoplasms / diagnosis
  • Diagnosis, Differential
  • Hemangioma / diagnostic imaging*
  • Hemangioma / pathology
  • Hemangioma / surgery
  • Humans
  • Laryngeal Neoplasms / diagnostic imaging*
  • Laryngeal Neoplasms / pathology
  • Laryngeal Neoplasms / surgery
  • Larynx / pathology
  • Magnetic Resonance Imaging
  • Male
  • Metaplasia / diagnosis
  • Middle Aged
  • Thyroidectomy
  • Tomography, X-Ray Computed