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Inflammatory myofibroblastic tumor of the epiglottis excised with a carbon dioxide laser: Case report and literature review

August 22, 2018  |  Blake Raggio, MD; Neil Chheda, MD


Inflammatory myofibroblastic tumor (IMT) is a benign neoplasm of intermediate biologic potential. It rarely occurs in the larynx, and it has not been previously reported in the epiglottis. We treated a 66-year-old woman who presented with progressive dysphonia and a mass on her...

Upper aerodigestive amyloidosis

July 21, 2015  |  Jaime Eaglin Moore, MD; Amanda Hu, MD; Al Hillel, MD

As the patient was asymptomatic, close observation and only laser excision were recommended if the patient's condition progressed.

Cervical necrotizing fasciitis as a complication of acute epiglottitis managed with minimally aggressive surgical intervention: Case report

July 21, 2015  |  Rajesh Babu Gollapalli, MBBS, MS(ENT), DORL; Ana Nusa Naiman, FRACS; David Merry, FRACS


Cervical necrotizing fasciitis secondary to epiglottitis is rare. The standard treatment of this severe condition has long been early and aggressive surgical debridement and adequate antimicrobial therapy. We report the case of an immunocompetent 59-year-old man who developed...

Iatrogenic epiglottic inversion during intubation

August 22, 2013  |  Adam Rourke, DO and Adam Rubin, MD

The otolaryngologist must recognize when the epiglottis is inverted or risk inserting the laryngoscope too far and traumatizing the vocal folds.

Hyperplastic epiglottis caused by chronic inflammation

January 24, 2013  |  Mark D. Wilkie, MBChB; Samuel C. Leong, MPhil; Alessandro Panarese, FRCS; Arnab Banerjee, FRCS

Due to the development of Hib vaccines, the epidemiology of epiglottitis has shifted dramatically back toward adult presentations, with a marked decline in the incidence among children.

Thyroid cartilage fracture following percutaneous tracheotomy tube placement

December 31, 2012  |  Jaime Eaglin Moore, MD and Andrew Heller, MD

Patients whose body mass index (BMI) is 30 or greater have a higher likelihood of a distorted anatomy, which can make tracheotomy tube placement difficult.

Laryngeal ulceration and hemoptysis secondary to inadvertent alendronate overdose: Case report and review of the literature

November 1, 2012  |  John Hanna, DO; Joseph Bee, DO; and Robert T. Sataloff, MD, DMA, FACS


Alendronate is commonly used in the treatment of osteoporosis and other bone diseases. Its drug profile includes many recognized side effects, and the literature includes case reports of esophageal irritation and ulceration. However, little has been published about laryngeal...

Suprahyoid pharyngotomy for excision of laryngeal venous malformation

January 25, 2012  |  Unnikrishnan K. Menon, MS(ENT), DNB(ENT), N.V. Deepthi, MBBS, and Indudharan R. Menon, MS(ENT), DLO, DNB(ENT)


We report an uncommon case of symptomatic venous malformation of the larynx in a 22-year-old man, and the successful surgical management thereof. A detailed radiologic investigation of the lesion was done, followed by surgical excision via a suprahyoid pharyngotomy using cold...

An uncommon case of laryngeal oncocytoma

May 1, 2011  |  Brett Travis, MD, Enrique Palacios, MD, FACR, and Curt L. McCarty, MD

Pasteurella multocida epiglottitis: A review and report of a new case with associated chronic lymphocytic leukemia

December 17, 2010  |  Penelope J. Harris, MD and Michael B. Osswald, MD


Pasteurella multocida is a gram-negative coccobacillus that primarily affects animals. P multocida infections in humans are usually associated with animal contact. To the best of our knowledge, only 7 cases of P multocida epiglottitis have been previously reported in the...

Extramedullary plasmacytoma of the larynx: A case report from Japan

December 1, 2007  |  Takeshi Kusunoki, MD, Katsuhisa Ikeda, MD, Kiyotaka Murata, MD, Shozo Nishida, MD, and Masanobu Tsubaki, MD


Laryngeal plasmacytoma is rare in Japan; to the best of our knowledge, only 8 other cases have been previously reported. We report a new case of extramedullary plasmacytoma of the larynx in a 76-year-old Japanese woman. Immunohistochemical investigation revealed that her...

Bifid epiglottis

November 1, 2007  |  Stefanie K. Horne, MD, Peter G. Michaelson, MD, and Erik Weitzel, MD


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