Laryngeal lipoma

June 4, 2012
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Laryngoscopic Clinic

     A 69-year-old man, a physician, presented with an 8-month history of vocal fatigue, decreased projection, poor breath support, and a breathy voice. Examination revealed bilateral vocal fold paresis, a submucosal mass on the right false vocal fold, and a mass protruding from the right ventricle (figure 1). The latter was confined to the anterior third of the larynx, and it appeared to dampen the wave of the right, and intermittently the left, true vocal fold. A soft glottic closure was also noted.

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CitationEar Nose Throat J. 2012 June;91(6):E28-E29