Ventricular cyst of the larynx

March 1, 2012
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Laryngoscopic Clinic

Surgery for supraglottic cysts may not be necessary in patients in whom the cysts do not grow or interfere with phonation, if these patients will comply with follow-up for close observation. If the mass enlarges or causes severe enough symptoms to warrant the risks of surgery, excision is usually safe and effective.

A 65-year-old first-grade teacher who also sings avocationally and coaches a high school drama club was evaluated for hoarseness that had been present for several months. Thirty years earlier she had been diagnosed with “vocal nodules.” She had received neither voice therapy nor formal singing training.

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CitationEar Nose Throat J. 2012 March;91(3):E38