DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.18203/issn.2454-5929.ijohns20175646

Rare case of combined laryngocoele masquerading as laryngeal carcinoma: a case report and review of literature

Gunjan Dwivedi, Vikas Gupta, Inderdeep Singh, Sunil Goyal, Manoj Kumar, Amit Sood, Meenakshi Rajput

Abstract


Laryngocoele is an abnormal dilatation of the laryngeal saccule. It is a rare entity. Patient generally presents with hoarseness, dysphagia, dyspnea, foreign body sensation in throat and swelling in the neck. It is a benign condition, however the risk of malignancy is always associated with it, especially, if a patient is smoker or tobacco chewer. Once the diagnosis is established, laryngocoele are best treated by surgery. We present a rare case of combined laryngocoele in a 62 year old male patient, a chronic smoker, with history of recurrent swelling in neck right side for 2 years and hoarseness for duration of 1 month. It was a diagnostic dilemma as to what we were dealing with, a benign condition or malignancy. Eventually patient underwent excision by external approach. Resected specimen histo-pathological examination was consistent with laryngocoele. Post excision his normal voice was also restored.


Keywords


Combined laryngocoele, Saccular cyst, Malignancy, Hoarseness, External approach, Thyro-hyoid membrane

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