ICDO code88900

Leiomyomas (angioleiomyoma) of the larynx comprise less than 0.2% of all laryngeal neoplasms. The tumour has been reported in all age groups, but primarily in adults, and is somewhat more common in males. The ventricle and false vocal cord are sites of predilection.

Fig. 3.55 Rhabdomyoma of the hypopharynx in an adult. Note the characteristic tan colour and multinodularity.

In addition to the usual type, vascular and rare epithelioid variants have also been described {1057,1179,1290,1686, 1913,2334}.

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