Laryngeal lipoma: a rare cause of hoarseness

Yuvenesvary Sukumaran, Noor Azrin, Loong Siow Ping, Elsie Jane, Angeline Madatang


The incidence of lipoma in the laryngeal region is rare. Here we report a case of left false cord lipoma in a 78 years old man who presented with hoarseness for 2 years. Clinically, a bulge with a smooth surface was seen at the left false cord. Intraoperatively, the specimen taken from the left false cord appeared yellowish and was floating on normal saline solution giving a suspect to lipoma. Histologically, the tumors composed of mature adipose tissue. Postoperatively, the patient recovered well with no signs of recurrence.


Lipoma, Larynx, Hoarseness

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