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Rosai-Dorfman disease with isolated laryngeal involvement

October 4, 2012  |  Elisa A. Illing, MD; Stacey L. Halum, MD


Rosai-Dorfman disease is a rare histiocyte disorder that is typically characterized by massive cervical lymphadenopathy. Isolated extranodal involvement is uncommon, and isolated laryngeal involvement is extremely rare. We report an unusual case of Rosai-...

Prostate cancer metastatic to the larynx: A case report

September 7, 2012  |  Edward E. Katime, MD; Jasvir S. Khurana, MD; Oneida A. Arosarena, MD


Prostate cancer, which is the most common cancer among men, rarely metastasizes to the neck. We report a case of prostatic carcinoma that metastasized to the larynx in a 71-year-old man who presented with hoarseness and shortness of breath. Computed...

The effect of chronic obstructive pulmonary disease on laryngopharyngeal sensitivity

September 7, 2012  |  Nicola A. Clayton, MScMed, BAppSc; Giselle D. Carnaby-Mann, MPH, PhD; Matthew J. Peters, MD; Alvin J. Ing, MBBS, MD


Patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) may be at increased risk of aspiration secondary to impaired swallow function. One possible cause of this impairment is a reduction in laryngopharyngeal sensitivity. The relationship between COPD and...

Primary laryngeal NK/T-cell non-Hodgkin lymphoma: A case report

July 5, 2012  |  Draško Cikojević, MD, PhD; Ivo Glunčić, MD, PhD; Valdi Pešutić-Pisac, MD, PhD; Marisa Klančnik, MD, PhD; Zaviša Čolović, MD


The estimated prevalence of extranodal non-Hodgkin lymphoma ranges from 10 to 35% of all cases; a finding in the larynx is extremely rare. We describe the case of a 77-year-old man who presented for evaluation of a 1-month history of minor swallowing...

Case report: Leiomyosarcoma of the parapharyngeal space

July 5, 2012  |  Pradipta Kumar Parida, MBBS, MS; Jaimanti Bakshi, MBBS, MS; Sanjeev Bhagat, MBBS, MS; Ramandeep Singh Virk, MBBS, MS


Leiomyosarcoma is usually found in the female genital tract, the retroperitoneum, the wall of the gastrointestinal tract, and subcutaneous tissues. An appearance of this malignant tumor in the parapharyngeal space is extremely rare and may be difficult to...

Acute candidal pharyngolaryngitis

July 5, 2012  |  Andrew Mallon, DO; Rima A. DeFatta, MD; Robert T. Sataloff, MD, DMA, FACS

Use of inhaled steroids has been identified as a risk factor for the development of laryngeal candidiasis. Therefore, if dysphonia, cough, and general laryngeal irritation occur in a patient using inhaled steroids, the possibility of laryngeal candidiasis should be considered.

Primary NK/T-cell lymphoma of the larynx

May 1, 2012  |  Nechama Uri, MD; Yaakov Schindler, MD; Miriam Quitt, MD; Olga Valkovsky, MD; Geva Barzilai, MD


Laryngeal extranodal non-Hodgkin lymphoma is uncommon, accounting for less than 1% of all laryngeal neoplasms; the B-cell phenotype is predominant. Lymphomas outside the nasal cavity are rare and highly aggressive. We present a case of primary natural killer T-cell (NK/T-cell)...

Laryngeal papilloma

May 1, 2012  |  Rima A. DeFatta, MD; Johnathan B. Sataloff; Grace E. Klaris; Robert T. Sataloff, MD, DMA, FACS

Laryngeal schwannoma excised under direct laryngoscopy: Case report

May 1, 2012  |  Iosif Vital, MD; Dan M. Fliss, MD; Jacob T. Cohen, MD


Laryngeal schwannomas (neurilemmomas) are extremely rare, and they present the otorhinolaryngologist with diagnostic and management challenges. These lesions usually present as a submucosal mass, and they are always a potential threat to the airway. We describe the case of a 75...

Topical measles-mumps-rubella vaccine in the treatment of recurrent respiratory papillomatosis: Results of a preliminary randomized, controlled trial

April 1, 2012  |  Jin Lei, MD, Wang Yu, MD, Lin Yuexin, MD, Chen Qi, MD, Sun Xiumin, MD, and Zhang Tianyu, PhD


We conducted a study to test the hypothesis that the measles-mumps-rubella (MMR) vaccine can either prevent further recurrences of recurrent respiratory papillomatosis (RRP) or prolong its remission. Our study population was made up of 26 children with RRP. All patients...

Microbial colonization of Blom-Singer indwelling voice prostheses in laryngectomized patients: An Indian perspective

April 1, 2012  |  Suhail I. Sayed, MS, Rehan Kazi, MS, PhD, Shubhra Sengupta, MD, Abhay Chowdhari, MD, DM, and Mohan Jagade, MS, MCh


We analyzed a series of adults with an implanted voice prosthesis that had malfunctioned and required removal as a result of the attachment and growth of microorganisms. Our goal was to determine the characteristics of these colonizing microbes. We swabbed the esophageal side...

Third branchial anomaly: Endoscopic management revisited

April 1, 2012  |  Mala Tanna, MD, Monica R. Sharma, DDS, and Bijal Patel, MD

Third and fourth branchial apparatus anomalies may be misidentified as a recurrent deep neck abscess that does not respond to appropriate medical or surgical therapy or as recurrent acute suppurative thyroiditis, respiratory distress, or retropharyngeal abscess.


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