Logo Medical Science Monitor Basic Research

Call: 1.631.470.9640
Mon-Fri 10 am - 2 pm EST

Contact Us

Logo Medical Science Monitor Basic Research Logo Medical Science Monitor Basic Research Logo Medical Science Monitor Basic Research

01 December 2007

Paraganglioma of the larynx: a case report

George X. PapacharalampousABCDEF, Stavros KorresABCDEF, Michael TzagaroulakisAB, Ioannis SegasABCDEF, Eleftherios FerekidisABCDEF

Med Sci Monit 2007; 13(12): CS145-148 :: ID: 563741


Paragangliomas arise from paraganglion cells as part of the diffuse neuroendocrine system. These tumors are generally considered benign. They appear rarely in the larynx and most of them are supraglottic.
Material and Method
We present the case of a 45-year-old female patient who presented with a history of hoarseness for two months and difficulties in swallowing for twenty days. Fiberoptic endoscopic examination showed a submucosal mass involving the left side of the larynx. The subglottic area of the larynx was normal as were the base of the tongue and pharynx. The mobility of the true vocal cords was normal. There was no stridor or signs of airway obstruction and no neck lemphadenopathy. The patient underwent a direct microlaryngoscopy under general anesthesia. The tumor was entirely removed along with the left aryepiglottic fold with respect to the surrounding tissues. Histopathological examination showed a benign laryngeal paraganglioma.

Paragangliomas of the larynx are rare neuroendocrine tumors. Most of them are supraglottic. The differential diagnosis of laryngeal paraganglioma includes typical carcinoid, atypical carcinoid, small-cell neuroendocrine carcinoma, malignant melanoma, and medullary carcinoma of the thyroid gland. Although these tumors are generally considered benign, their surgical removal with respect to the surrounding tissues and maximal possible preservation of laryngeal function is the treatment of choice.

Keywords: Laryngeal Neoplasms - surgery, Paraganglioma - surgery


Most Viewed Current Articles

13 Apr 2020 : Original article  

Outcome of 24 Weeks of Combined Schroth and Pilates Exercises on Cobb Angle, Angle of Trunk Rotation, Chest...

DOI :10.12659/MSMBR.920449

Med Sci Monit Basic Res 2020; 26:e920449

11 May 2020 : Original article  

Analysis of Psychological and Sleep Status and Exercise Rehabilitation of Front-Line Clinical Staff in the ...

DOI :10.12659/MSMBR.924085

Med Sci Monit Basic Res 2020; 26:e924085

05 Jan 2021 : Review article  

A Southeast Asian Perspective on the COVID-19 Pandemic: Hemoglobin E (HbE)-Trait Confers Resistance Against...

DOI :10.12659/MSMBR.929207

Med Sci Monit Basic Res 2021; 27:e929207

10 Aug 2020 : Clinical Research  

Effects of Cognitive Task Training on Dynamic Balance and Gait of Patients with Stroke: A Preliminary Rando...

DOI :10.12659/MSMBR.925264

Med Sci Monit Basic Res 2020; 26:e925264

Your Privacy

We use cookies to ensure the functionality of our website, to personalize content and advertising, to provide social media features, and to analyze our traffic. If you allow us to do so, we also inform our social media, advertising and analysis partners about your use of our website, You can decise for yourself which categories you you want to deny or allow. Please note that based on your settings not all functionalities of the site are available. View our privacy policy.

Medical Science Monitor Basic Research eISSN: 2325-4416
Medical Science Monitor Basic Research eISSN: 2325-4416