Two Simultaneous Rare Head and Neck Lipomas: Vallecular Lipoma and Giant Intermuscular Neck Lipoma

Tatiana Ferraro, Samuel A. Collazo, Benjamin D. Malkin

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Abstract

Lipomas are benign soft tissue neoplasms, involving the head and neck in roughly 15% of cases. We review a patient who presented with a palpable, anterior neck mass and progressive dysphagia, throat clearing, and dysphonia. He was found to have two simultaneous rare sites for head and neck lipomas: vallecular and intermuscular, anterior neck. He elected for surgical resection of both masses resulting in significant symptom improvement. Though originally referred for evaluation of an anterior neck mass, we underscore the importance of prompt investigation with reported laryngeal symptoms. We provide considerations for preoperative evaluation and surgical approaches. Laryngoscope, 2024.

Original languageEnglish
JournalLaryngoscope
DOIs
StateAccepted/In press - 2024
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • anterior neck lipoma
  • head and neck lipoma
  • intermuscular lipoma
  • vallecular lipoma

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