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


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.

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
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