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Rom J Morphol Embryol. 2011;52(1):183-5.

Laryngocele associated with laryngeal carcinoma.

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ENT Department, University of Medicine and Pharmacy of Craiova, Romania.


Laryngocele is an abnormal dilatation of Morgagni ventricle (saccule) in direct communication with the laryngeal lumen. Symptoms are not characteristic: hoarseness, dyspnea, foreign body sensation and cough. Sometimes it is presented as cervical swelling causing airway obstruction and need an emergency tracheotomy. In this paper, we report a case of upper airway obstruction due to laryngocele associated with a laryngeal carcinoma who was treated by emergency tracheotomy and, finally by total laryngectomy. A review of the literature is also presented.

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