Rhabdomyoma of the tongue base

Julius M. Vahl, Lisa Baumann, Thomas K. Hoffmann
2019 International Journal of Otorhinolaryngology and Head and Neck Surgery  
<p class="abstract">Extracardiac rhabdomyoma is a very rare condition with potentially multifocal manifestations including the head and neck region. We present a case of an 81-year-old patient who presented as a medical emergency because of ambiguous, progressive throat pain and dysphagia. After diagnostic work up including magnetic resonance (MR) scan and biopsy a rhabdomyoma of the tongue base was diagnosed. The tumor was completely excised by transoral laser microsurgery and the patient's
more » ... nd the patient's symptoms vanished. This case report is described in context of the current literature with a discussion of diagnostic steps and treatment options of rhabdomyoma in the head and neck region. Rhabdomyoma is a rare, but nevertheless relevant differential diagnosis of head and neck tumors.</p>
doi:10.18203/issn.2454-5929.ijohns20194955 fatcat:2flmoxrgvbf4jcb22qx4dmspqa