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Chondroma of Hyoid Bone Presenting as a Parapharyngeal Mass: A Case Report

Arulalan Mathialagan, Pattayil Keeranghat Pearly, Ravi Sankar Manogaran, Amit K Keshri

Keywords : Chondroma, Hyoid bone, Parapharyngeal space

Citation Information :

DOI: 10.5005/jp-journals-10028-1404

License: CC BY-NC 4.0

Published Online: 00-09-2021

Copyright Statement:  Copyright © 2021; The Author(s).


Aim: We aim to describe an unusual pathology presenting as a parapharyngeal mass and its successful surgical management. Background: Chondromas of hyoid bone are rare in occurrence; only a few cases have been reported in the literature. We are reporting the first case of hyoid chondroma presenting as parapharyngeal mass. Case description: We report a 45-year-old male presented with a neck mass on the right submandibular gland region with a change in voice. The computed tomographic scan of the patient showed a heterogeneous mass in the parapharyngeal region, seemed to be originating from the greater cornu of the right hyoid bone. The tumor was removed completely using trans-cervical approach with part of the hyoid bone. Conclusion: Chondroma is a rare tumor of the hyoid, and it should be kept in mind for the differential diagnosis of parapharyngeal tumors.

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