Case report of Madelung's disease with upper airway obstruction


Conference Paper

Educational Objective: At the conclusion of this presentation, the participants should be able to discuss the presentation and management of Madelung's disease, including the rare case of upper airway obstruction. Objectives: We present the case of a patient with Madelung's disease presenting with acute upper airway obstruction who was found to have mediastinal and laryngeal involvement of the disease. We also review the literature pertaining to this unusual presentation Study Design: Case report and literature review. Conclusions: Madelung's disease is a rare disorder characterized by the presence of multiple, symmetric, nonencapsulated lipomas involving various parts of the body. The deeper soft tissues of the neck can be involved, which can lead to acute upper airway obstruction. Only 19 cases of laryngeal involvement and 5 cases associated with obstructive sleep apnea have been reported in the literature. To our knowledge, this is the first report with illustrations of endolaryngeal findings.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Ojo, B; Jang, DW; Gurudutt, VV

Published Date

  • January 1, 2011

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 121 / SUPPL. 4

Start / End Page

  • S177 -

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1531-4995

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0023-852X

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1002/lary.22059

Citation Source

  • Scopus