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Otorinolaringologia 2020 March;70(1):15-7

DOI: 10.23736/S0392-6621.19.02243-4

Copyright © 2019 EDIZIONI MINERVA MEDICA

language: English

Cystic lymphoid hyperplasia in the larynx: serendipity in clinical practice

Christel GORRIS 1 , Massimiliano GARZARO 1, Monica LEUTNER 2, Emanuela BARBERO 1, Filippo FARRI 1, Paolo ALUFFI VALLETTI 1

1 Department of Otorhinolarngology, Amedeo Avogadro University of Piemonte Orientale, Novara, Italy; 2 Department of Pathology, Amedeo Avogadro University of Piemonte Orientale, Novara, Italy



Ectopic tonsils have been reported in different anatomic locations of the oral cavity and in other parts of the aerodigestive tracts i.e. larynx, hypopharynx, nasal septum or in the orbit. Hereby we report the case of A 70-year-old Caucasian man with smooth submucosal mass in the left arytenoid. The patient reported severe intermittent and positional dyspnea. The mass was endoscopically removed under general anesthesia with CO2 laser and it was histologically diagnosed as hyperplastic ectopic tonsillar tissue.


KEY WORDS: Hypertrophy; Larynx; Diagnosis, differential

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