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Title: Malignant mesenchymoma of the retropharyngeal space
Authors: Leong, H.K. 
Kwan, C.Y.W.
Stanley, R.E.
Tow, S.
Keywords: Malignant mesenchymoma
Issue Date: 1993
Citation: Leong, H.K., Kwan, C.Y.W., Stanley, R.E., Tow, S. (1993). Malignant mesenchymoma of the retropharyngeal space. Journal of Laryngology and Otology 107 (12) : 1165-1168. ScholarBank@NUS Repository.
Abstract: Malignant mesenchymoma is a very rare head and neck tumour. To date only 15 cases have been reported in world literature and all in children under 16 years of age. We present here a case of a 40-year-old man with malignant mesenchymoma of the retropharyngeal space. The clinical picture is that of progressive dysphagia, voice change, snoring and dyspnoea. CT scan showed a soft tissue space-occupying lesion of the retropharyngeal space which enhanced very well with intravenous contrast. The tumour was excised in toto and the patient given post-operative radiotherapy. Histopathology showed two unrelated differentiated tissue types (bone and fat) in addition to the fibrosarcomatous element thus satisfying Stout's criteria for a diagnosis of malignant mesenchymoma.
Source Title: Journal of Laryngology and Otology
ISSN: 00222151
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