LARYNGEAL PARAGANGLIOMA - A CASE REPORTJournal: University Journal of Surgery and Surgical Specialities (Vol.5, No. 4)
Publication Date: 2019-05-30
Authors : SATHISH R RADHAKRISHNANS;
Page : 78-80
Keywords : Laryngeal Paraganglioma; Lateral pharyngotomy;
Laryngeal Paraganglioma are benign slow growing tumours with symptoms resembling squamous cell carcinoma. Hoarseness and dysphagia are the commonest presenting symptoms and usually they present as a sub mucosal mass on laryngoscopy. 90 percent of the tumours occurs in supraglottis and the rest in glottis and subglottic region. Functional activity is seen in a few(2.9 percent). None are associated with para neoplastic syndromes .A 43 year old female presented with complaints of change in voice and difficulty in breathing for 2 months .MRI demonstrated a well defined homogenous moderately enhancing lesion seen arising from the posterior wall of epiglottis and microscopy confirmed it to be a paraganglioma .Pre operative tracheostomy was done .The tumour was excised by lateral pharyngotomy approach.
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