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Otorinolaringologia 2005 December;55(4):263-6

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language: Italian

Leiomyoma of the hypopharinx: a case report

Abbate G. 1, Calabrò P. 2, Contini R. 1, Dosdegani R. 1, Jankovic C. 2, Lancella A. 1, Maira S. 2, Termine G. 2

1 S.C. ORL, Ospedale San Biagio, Domodossola (Verbania) 2 S.C. ORL, Ospedale Fatebenefratelli, Milano


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Leiomyoma, a benign neoplasm of smooth muscle cell origin, has been documented infrequently in hypopharyngeal region. This tumour may present diagnostic difficulties and immunocytochemistry is helpful and necessary. Its rarity and large size of the neoplasm make the case worth reporting.

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