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Maria C Spinosi, Chiara Mezzedimi, Giovanni Monciatti, Desiderio Passali
While internal laryngoceles rarely cause major clinical complaints, they may lead to airway obstruction and require emergency intervention on rare occasions. We report a 91-year-old patient who was referred to the Ear, Nose & Throat Clinic of the Policlinico Santa Maria alle Scotte, Siena, Italy, in 2017 due to recurrent episodes of severe dyspnoea. A flexible nasopharyngolaryngoscopic examination revealed an internal laryngocele of approximately 1.5 cm in diameter that moved up and down the glottic plane, occasionally invading the subglottic space during inspiration and impeding airflow...
February 2018: Sultan Qaboos University Medical Journal
Anjith Prakash Rajakumar, Jai Ganesh, Swaminathan Vaidyanathan, Ravi Agarwal
Cervicothoracic thymic cysts are rare and difficult to diagnose preoperatively. We report a case of a cervicothoracic thymic cyst presenting as a lateral neck mass and mimicking a laryngocele in a 3-year-old boy and its definitive management.
April 2018: Korean Journal of Thoracic and Cardiovascular Surgery
S Parthasarathy, Kusha Nag, T Sivashanmugham, P Karthikeyan, M Ravishankar
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
January 2018: Journal of Anaesthesiology, Clinical Pharmacology
Kevin Shaigany, Sidrah M Ahmad, Nausheen Jamal
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
October 2017: Ear, Nose, & Throat Journal
Rachid Mahdoufi, Ismail Barhmi, Nabil Tazi, Redallah Abada, Mohamed Roubal, Mohamed Mahtar
INTRODUCTION: Pyolaryngocele is a very rare and serious complication of laryngocele. It can present as deep neck space infection and mislead the diagnosis. Our aim is to bring this unusual entity to the attention of surgeons and describe its clinical features. CASE REPORT: We report a case of a 45-year-old male patient with a five-week history of neck swelling, dysphonia, dyspnea and odynophagia. An urgent CT scan showed a mixed pyolaryngocele. The management consisted of a high dose antibiotic and an excision of the residual laryngocele via an external approach...
July 2017: Iranian Journal of Otorhinolaryngology
Oded Cohen, Sharon Tzelnick, Yael Shapira Galitz, Hagit Shoffel-Havakuk, Moshe Hain, Doron Halperin, Yonatan Lahav
OBJECTIVE: To describe risk factors, clinical presentation, and outcome of patients with saccular disorders. STUDY DESIGN: Case control with chart review METHODS: A single center retrospective study. Case group included all adult patients, presenting with saccular disorders (saccular cyst or laryngocele), between the years 2010 and 2015. A matched group of patients with vocal fold cyst served as the control. RESULTS: Twenty-nine patients met the inclusion criteria: 15 males and 14 females; the mean age was 60...
May 2, 2017: Journal of Voice: Official Journal of the Voice Foundation
Mohammad Kamal Mobashir, Waleed M Basha, Abd ElRaof Mohamed, Mostafa Hassaan, Ahmed M Anany
A laryngocele is an abnormal dilatation of the laryngeal saccule. It is a rare benign lesion of the larynx. Various modalities of treatment have been advocated for its management. We present our treatment results and outcomes of a series of cases of laryngoceles and discuss the concepts of their management. This study included patients with different laryngocele types. Patients with an internal laryngocele underwent endoscopic CO2 laser resection, while those with a combined laryngocele underwent resection via a V-shaped lateral thyrotomy approach...
March 2017: Ear, Nose, & Throat Journal
T J Gal, Brian Hixon, Paul Zhang
This case report describes the use of trans-oral robotic surgery (TORS) for the excision of a combined laryngocele. Mixed or combined laryngoceles extend from the supraglottic larynx through the thyrohyoid membrane into the neck. Surgical excision for these benign lesions often requires combined external (transcervical) and internal (transoral endoscopic) approaches which carry significant morbidity. We present the case of a 37-year-old male who was diagnosed with a large laryngopyocele and was subsequently managed with a transoral excision using the da Vinci Si surgical robot system...
June 2017: Journal of Robotic Surgery
K Topal, K Kilic, M S Sakat, E Altas, H Ucuncu
Laryngocele is an abnormal cystic dilatation of the saccule or appendix of the laryngeal ventricle filled with air and connected to the lumen of the larynx. They rarely cause clinical complaints. But still being rare clinical occasions, they may cause airway obstruction which required emergency interventions. In this report we presented an extremely rare case of laryngocele which causes airway obstruction. A 35-year old male was admitted due to hoarseness, progressive respiratory distress and swelling at the right side of the neck for three years...
February 22, 2016: West Indian Medical Journal
Abrar A Suqati, Ameen Z Alherabi, Osama A Marglani, Tariq O Alaidarous
Laryngocele is an uncommon condition that represents a benign dilatation of the laryngeal saccule with air and/or fluid, arising in the region of the laryngeal ventricle. Laryngoceles, or laryngomucocele can be classified as internal, or combined. The aim of presenting this rare case of a bilateral combined laryngocele, are to emphasize the importance of diagnostic laryngoscopy in upper airway pathologies evaluation, increase awareness in the general otolaryngologist community, and to highlight the external surgical method...
August 2016: Saudi Medical Journal
Alexandre Villeneuve, Sébastien Vergez, David Bakhos, Emmanuel Lescanne, Eric Pinlong, Sylvain Morinière
We herein report our experience with the management of laryngoceles using transoral robotic surgery (TORS). A bicentric retrospective study was conducted from November 2009 to September 2015. The inclusion criteria were treatment of a laryngocele by TORS and no malignancy on definitive histopathology. Surgery was performed using the Da Vinci (Intuitive(®)) surgical robot. Surgical methods and post-operative outcomes were evaluated. Eight patients (four men and four women) presenting with a laryngocele (one bilateral case) were included (mean age 61...
November 2016: European Archives of Oto-rhino-laryngology
Fatma Tülin Kayhan, Selçuk Güneş, Arzu Karaman Koç, Ayşe Pelin Yiğider, Kamil Hakan Kaya
OBJECTIVES: Laryngoceles are air-filled sacs which communicate with the laryngeal lumen. When filled with mucus or pus, they are called laryngomucoceles and laryngopyoceles, respectively. Transoral robotic surgery (TORS) is a new and remarkable technique that expands its usefullness in otorhinolaryngology. Conventional treatments for laryngoceles were previously performed using external approaches, with aesthetically unfavorable and less function-sparing results. Transoral laser microsurgical approaches for laryngoceles were seldom reported...
June 2016: Journal of Craniofacial Surgery
Takeshi Kusunoki, Ryo Wada, Hirotomo Homma, Yoshinobu Kidokoro, Aya Yanai, Katsuhisa Ikeda
We experienced two rare cases with laryngeal cystic lesions (laryngocele and laryngeal cyst). In the first case, the laryngocele case was removed by laryngomicrosurgery using an oral approach under general anesthesia. In the second case, the magnetic resonance imaging demonstrated a dumbbell-type cyst with mucus widely extending from the laryngeal lumen to the neck through the thyroid cartilage. The patient had undergone chemotherapy for renal carcinoma with multiple lung and bone metastases. Therefore, we performed only fine needle aspiration rather than aggressive surgery for extirpation of the cyst using an external approach...
March 25, 2016: Clinics and Practice
Eirini Zagkou, Thomas Aldridge, Peyman Alam, Peter A Brennan
We present a rare, and to the best of our knowledge, previously unreported complication of the spontaneous rupture of an internal laryngocele after a routine neck dissection for metastatic squamous cell carcinoma. While this caused some diagnostic confusion, the patient was managed conservatively with no further complications.
December 2016: British Journal of Oral & Maxillofacial Surgery
Oleksandr Butskiy, Donald W Anderson
BACKGROUND: Air travel mostly causes minor ear, nose and throat complaints. We describe a second report in literature of airway obstruction caused by a drop in atmospheric pressure during a routine commercial flight. CASE PRESENTATION: A 54-year-old male was referred to a head and neck surgeon with a 2 cm left submandibular mass that would enlarge during commercial flights. As the plane gained elevation, the mass would grow and cause him to become stridorous and short of breath...
February 1, 2016: Journal of Otolaryngology—Head & Neck Surgery
Aaron J Feinstein, Kevin A Peng, Sunita M Bhuta, Elliot Abemayor, Abie H Mendelsohn
OBJECTIVE: To describe an experience with laryngeal oncocytic cystadenomas and review the published literature regarding this uncommon diagnosis. METHODS AND RESULTS: A clinical review of patients presenting with cystic laryngeal masses in an urban academic medical center between January and December 2013 was performed. Three patients, two female and one male, with a mean age of 68 years, were diagnosed with oncocytic cystadenomata of the larynx. Major presenting symptoms included dysphonia, globus, and ipsilateral otalgia...
January 2016: American Journal of Otolaryngology
Q Lisan, C Hoffmann, T Jouffroy, S Hans
Treatment of laryngoceles is surgical resection, through an external approach for external laryngoceles and through an endoscopic approach for internal laryngoceles. We report the first case of a mixed laryngomucocele treated with transoral robotic surgery. A patient presented with a history of chronic cough. Nasolaryngoscopy showed a sub-mucosal swelling into the larynx. Computed tomography confirmed the diagnosis of a right mixed laryngomucocele. A transoral robotic- and laser-assisted surgery was performed...
March 2016: Journal of Robotic Surgery
R Fox, K Ramdoo, T Tatla
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August 2017: Clinical Otolaryngology
Neeraj Prasad, Mohinder Singh, Rupesh Nagori, Supreet Singh
Laryngocele is a rare, benign dilatation of the laryngeal saccule that may extend internally into the airway or externally through the thyrohyoid membrane. When it is secondarily infected, it is called laryngopyocele, which is even rarer. Many laryngoceles are asymptomatic; sometimes, they may cause a cough, hoarseness, stridor, sore throat and may present as a swelling on one or both sides of the neck. Laryngocele may be associated with supraglottic squamous cell carcinoma. Computed tomography scan is the most effective imaging method for diagnosis...
September 2015: International Journal of Applied and Basic Medical Research
Jiang Shan, Wu Yinghui, Liu Xin
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
April 2015: Journal of Clinical Otorhinolaryngology, Head, and Neck Surgery
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