ISSN 1941-5923


Adjuvant radiotherapy after surgical resection led to long term survival in multiple recurrent chondrosarcoma of the larynx

Hans Christiansen, Robert Michael Hermann, Olivier Pradier, Alexios Martin, Heinz Schmidberger

CaseRepClinPractRev 2005; 6:65-68

ID: 16415

Published: 2005-01-02

Background: Laryngeal chondrosarcomas are rare tumours of the head and neck. Conventional surgery is the treatment of choice. Adjuvant therapeutic options are controversial.
Case report: Here, we present the case of a 67-year-old man with chondrosarcoma of the larynx (histological grade 2). After three local recurrences, which had been resected every time, the patient received
adjuvant radiotherapy to a total dose of 60 Gy. Seven years later, he is still disease free.
Conclusions: This case demonstrates that adjuvant radiotherapy in recurrent laryngeal chondrosarcoma can improve local tumour control.

Keywords: Chondrosarcoma, Larynx, Radiotherapy