Hyoid bone chondrosarcoma with cervical nodal metastasis: A case report

  • Hisham Mostafa Abdel-Fattah
  • Hani Osama Nasef
  • Geylan Abdel Shafi Fadali
  • Nagwa Mashali
Keywords: Hyoid chondrosarcoma, Radiology, Surgery, Follow-up, Recurrence


Background: Hyoid bone chondrosarcoma is a very rare condition. This study presents a case report of low-grade  chondrosarcoma of hyoid bone with cervical nodal metastasis. The study also presents preoperative radiological investigations,  pathological examination and the follow-up of the case.
Case presentation: A 42 years old female had a hard mass in the left submandibular  region of the neck. The mass was 5.5 cm 7.5 cm and mobile with deglutition.
Conclusions: Although the tumor was low grade, it showed cervical lymph node  metastasis months after its surgical excision. This shows the importance of scheduled CT scan of the neck during follow-up of these cases.

Keywords: Hyoid chondrosarcoma; Radiology; Surgery; Follow-up; Recurrence


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eISSN: 2090-2948
print ISSN: 1110-0834