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Year : 2018  |  Volume : 8  |  Issue : 1  |  Page : 42

A Rare Case of Laryngopyocele with Airway Obstruction

Department of Radiology, Tuen Mun Hospital, Tuen Mun, Hong Kong

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Dr. Sun Yu Lam
Department of Radiology, Ground Floor, Main Block, Tuen Mun Hospital, New Territories, Tuen Mun, Hong Kong
Hong Kong
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DOI: 10.4103/jcis.JCIS_50_18

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Laryngocele is a rare entity and can be defined as an abnormal cystic dilatation of saccule of the laryngeal ventricle with communication to the lumen of larynx. Laryngopyocele is a rare complication of laryngocele when it is infected. Patients may present with fever, neck swelling, shortness of breath, and hoarseness. Acute presentation can develop rapidly with alarming symptom, such as stridor, which signifies airway obstruction and warrants immediate treatment and airway protection. Computed tomography and endoscopy are useful in making the diagnosis and delineate the severity of disease. Laryngopyocele should be treated with antibiotics, drainage of purulent content, and followed by definitive surgical excision.

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