We reported previously a case of an idiopathic acquired supraglottic web in an 83-year-old man (Pegg D, Kanatas A, Makura, Z. Idiopathic acquired supraglottic web: A case report. Ear Nose Throat J 2011;90(10): 486-8). He was a retired mechanical engineer who never smoked, and his alcohol consumption was less than 5 units a week. He had no family history of head and neck malignancy. To the best of our knowledge, this was the first reported case of a truly idiopathic acquired laryngeal web.