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Giant mixed laryngocele of the neck: case report and literature review

Tsvetan Tonchev, H. Haddad Deylami, A. Mahdavi


Laryngocele is an abnormal dilatation and elongation of the saccule of the laryngeal ventricle. The disease is usually asymptomatic but symptoms due to an airway obstruction or paralysis of the vocal cords may occur some times. The etiology of the laryngocele is still unclear. In the following article the author presents a rare case of giant laryngocele with concomitant huge lateral neck mass. The patient reported hoarseness and dyspnea. There was not significant medical history. Diagnosis became clear after conducting a clinical and radiological study. The patient underwent surgery through an external neck approach. The article discusses the diagnosis, complications and treatment methods of the laryngocele as well as a review of the literature.

Scripta Scientifica Medica 2009; 41(2): 149-151.

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Tsvetan Tonchev
Medical University of Varna

H. Haddad Deylami
Medical University of Varna

A. Mahdavi
Medical University of Varna

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