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Interesting Clinical Presentation of Myxoid Liposarcoma of Oropharynx

Sagaya Raj, Shuaib Merchant, Azeem Mohiyuddin, P Arun

Citation Information : Raj S, Merchant S, Mohiyuddin A, Arun P. Interesting Clinical Presentation of Myxoid Liposarcoma of Oropharynx. Int J Head Neck Surg 2013; 4 (1):57-58.

DOI: 10.5005/jp-journals-10001-1139

Published Online: 01-12-2014

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2013; The Author(s).



To describe an unusual presentation of myxoid liposarcoma of oropharynx and a brief review of literature.


Liposarcomas of head and neck are very rare. Its treatment and prognosis mainly depends on the site and the histologic pattern of the tumor.

Case presentation

The present case report describes a 65-year-old male with complaints of dysphagia, dyspnea, and a peculiar complaint of mass in the throat which turned out to be a low-grade myxoid liposarcoma arising from right lateral wall of oropharynx extending intraluminal in the esophagus, compressing posterior wall of trachea. The mass was successfully excised surgically and postoperative period was uneventful and patient was asymptomatic 4 months after surgery.


Myxoid liposarcoma is a rare tumor in head and neck and surgical excision with adequate margin is the treatment of choice.

How to cite this article

Mohiyuddin A, Raj S, Merchant S, Arun P. Interesting Clinical Presentation of Myxoid Liposarcoma of Oropharynx. Int J Head and Neck Surg 2013;4(1):57-58.

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