Epiglottic cyst causing dysphagia and impending airway obstruction.

Journal Article (Journal Article)

Laryngeal cysts are relatively rare benign lesions of the larynx. Congenital cysts can cause neonatal respiratory distress and death, but airway obstruction due to acquired cysts in adults is rare. We present a case report of 51-year-old male with dysphagia who was found to have a mobile pedunculated epiglottic cyst that intermittently caused partial obstruction of the laryngeal inlet. Patient was taken to operating room and following transoral fiberoptic intubation, endoscopic excision of this cyst was accomplished. Patient's postoperative course was uneventful.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Collins, AM; Chapurin, N; Lee, WT

Published Date

  • May 2015

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 36 / 3

Start / End Page

  • 492 - 493

PubMed ID

  • 25683302

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1532-818X

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/j.amjoto.2015.02.002


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States