Title

Chondrosarcoma of the hyoid bone: case report and review of current management options

Publication Date

2014

Journal Title

Head Neck

Abstract

BACKGROUND: We describe a 53-year-old man who presented with a painless neck mass and underwent a resection that identified the tumor as a low-grade chondrosarcoma of the hyoid bone. We reviewed the literature for diagnosis and management options of this exceptionally rare diagnosis. METHODS: We conducted a search of the published medical literature before September 2012 in MEDLINE and PubMed using the terms "chondrosarcoma" and "hyoid." The search led to 19 case reports. We then searched for recent advances in diagnosis and treatment. RESULTS: Chondrosarcomas of the hyoid bone present as slow-growing, painless masses of the neck. CT and MRI are useful for imaging, but definitive diagnosis is made by biopsy. CONCLUSION: The preferred treatment is complete surgical removal, whereas radiation is used as adjuvant therapy. Positive surgical margin is a significant risk factor for recurrence. Long-term follow-up is recommended because of recurrences many years later.

Volume Number

36

Issue Number

7

Pages

E65-72

Document Type

Article

EPub Date

2013/05/31

Status

Faculty

Facility

School of Medicine

Primary Department

Radiation Medicine

PMID

23720060

DOI

10.1002/hed.23373

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