Case Report
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World J Clin Cases. Sep 6, 2019; 7(17): 2652-2657
Published online Sep 6, 2019. doi: 10.12998/wjcc.v7.i17.2652
An extremely rare pedunculated lipoma of the hypopharynx: A case report
Qiang Sun, Chun-Lin Zhang, Zhao-Hui Liu
Qiang Sun, Chun-Lin Zhang, Zhao-Hui Liu, Department of Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery, Affiliated Hospital of Zunyi Medical University, Zunyi 563000, Guizhou Province, China
Author contributions: Liu ZH designed the study; Liu ZH, Liang YZ, and Sun Q contributed surgical treatment and follow-up data collection; Sun Q wrote the paper; Zhang CL revised the manuscript; all authors read and approved the final manuscript.
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Corresponding author: Zhao-Hui Liu, MSc, Chairman, Chief Doctor, Doctor, Full Professor, Senior Lecturer, Department of Otolaryngology Head and Neck Surgery, Affiliated Hospital of Zunyi Medical University, 149 Dalian Road, Huichuan District, Zunyi 563000, Guizhou Province, China.
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Received: April 22, 2019
Peer-review started: April 23, 2019
First decision: June 12, 2019
Revised: June 16, 2019
Accepted: June 26, 2019
Article in press: June 26, 2019
Published online: September 6, 2019
Core Tip

Core tip: Sclerotic lipoma in the hypopharynx is extremely rare. We report a case of hypopharyngeal sclerotic lipoma in a female patient. The lipoma was removed with plasma radiofrequency at low temperature under general anesthesia. The patient had no discomfort in the hypopharynx after surgery. The pathologic findings, clinical feature, and treatment of the disease are presented and discussed.