A case of mixed type laryngocele presented with deep neck infection and review of the literature
Salih Bakır 1 * , Aylin Gül, Vefa Kınış, Musa Özbay, Hakan Özkan
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1 Department of ENT & Head and Neck Surgery, Dicle Medical School Diyarbakır, Turkey
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Laryngocele is an abnormal dilatation of the laryngeal ventricular saccule that may extend into the subcutaneous tissues of the neck through the thyrohyoid membrane or confined to the endolarynx. The etiology is still unclear. Many laryngoceles are asymptomatic. An asymptomatic laryngocele appears and produces symptoms only as it enlarges or when it becomes infected. In this report, we present a 40-year-old female patient, which had an asymptomatic neck swelling for 20 years, referred for deep neck infection, dysphonia and dyspnea.


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J Clin Exp Invest, 2012 - Volume 3 Issue 3, pp. 415-419

Publication date: 11 Sep 2012

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