Larynx, hypopharynx & trachea

Benign tumors / nonneoplastic


Topic Completed: 1 November 2013

Minor changes: 2 March 2021

Copyright: 2002-2021,, Inc.

PubMed Search: Chondroma [title] larynx

Nat Pernick, M.D.
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Cite this page: Pernick N. Chondroma. website. Accessed December 8th, 2021.
Definition / general
  • Present in < 1% of laryngectomies
  • Usually arise posteriorly from cricoid cartilage and project anteriorly causing partial obstruction; rarely present in thyroid cartilage
  • Children and adults, usually 2 cm or less
  • Highly associated with chondrosarcoma
  • Some advocate treatment as chondrosarcoma due to high association
Microscopic (histologic) description
  • Resemble normal cartilage but with lobular architecture and slightly larger nuclei, only rarely multiple nuclei
  • No atypia, no mitotic figures and no necrosis
Differential diagnosis
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