Adult laryngeal haemangioma; a rare entity

Shabbir Akhtar, Adeel Ahmed Shamim, Shehzad Ghaffar, Muhammad Sheryar Ahmed, Mubasher Ikram

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Abstract

Laryngeal haemangioma is commonly seen in children. Adult laryngeal haemangiomas are rare and usually involve the supraglottic region. Most common symptom includes dysphagia, dysphonia and shortness of breath. Detailed history, fiberoptic laryngoscopy and computerized scanning may suggest benign nature of the lesion but diagnosis is only confirmed by a biopsy. In comparison to infantile haemangiomas which usually respond to propronolol, the treatment of adult laryngeal haemangiomas is always surgical removal. We present a case report of a supraglottic haemangioma in an adult male, who was treated surgically without any complications.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)173-174
Number of pages2
JournalJPMA. The Journal of the Pakistan Medical Association
Volume62
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Feb 2012

Keywords

  • Computerized scanning
  • Fiberoptic laryngoscopy
  • Laryngeal haemangioma

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