Giant laryngocele

  • Ana Carla Albuquerque dos Santos
  • Francisco Januário Farias Pereira Filho
  • Jônatas Catunda de Freitas
  • Francieudo Justino Rolim
  • Matheus Augusto Mesquita Fernandes
Keywords: laryngeal diseases; laryngocele; laryngoscopy

Abstract

Laryngocele is an abnormal dilation of the laryngeal saccules arising from the laryngeal
ventricle. We report the case of a 50 year-old smoker female patient with a palpable
mass in the neck. The laryngoscopy showed a globular mass affecting piriform recess
and right hemilarynx, with vocal folds preservation and with semi-occlusion of glottic
space. Before performing the computed tomography, the main diagnostic hypothesis
was laryngeal neoplasm. Contrasted CT showed an air-filled cavity in topography of
cervical level III. The patient was then submitted to resection of the structure.

Published
07-11-2018
How to Cite
Santos, A. C. A. dos, Filho, F. J. F. P., Freitas, J. C. de, Rolim, F. J., & Fernandes, M. A. M. (2018). Giant laryngocele. Manual Therapy, Posturology & Rehabilitation Journal, 1-4. Retrieved from https://mtprehabjournal.com/revista/article/view/916
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Case reports