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Case report


A Rare Case of Laryngopyocele with Airway Obstruction.

Sun Yu LamHin Yue Lau
Department of Radiology, Tuen Mun Hospital, Tuen Mun, Hong Kong
Date of Submission: 06-Jul-2018, Date of Acceptance: 11-Aug-2018, Date of Web Publication: 15-Nov-2018.
Corresponding Author:
Corresponding Author

Sun Yu Lam

E-mail: pikapat@yahoo.com

Corresponding Author:
Corresponding Author

Sun Yu Lam

E-mail: pikapat@yahoo.com

DOI: 10.4103/jcis.JCIS_50_18 Facebook Twitter Google Linkedin

ABSTRACT


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.
Keywords: Airway obstruction, laryngocele, laryngopyocele

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